Championship hunger rumbles for Stoops, Sooners

Associated Press  |  Last updated January 11, 2013

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - OCTOBER 03: Head coach Bob Stoops of the Oklahoma Sooners looks up to the scoreboard with less than a minute to go in the game against the Miami Hurricanes at Land Shark Stadium on October 3, 2009 in Miami Gardens, Florida. Miami defeated Oklahoma 21-20. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)
(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated.) By JEFF LATZKE AP College Football Writer After 14 seasons at Oklahoma, Bob Stoops understands the all-or-nothing culture that surrounds his Sooners. Anything less than a national championship equates to a disappointing season in the eyes of many. So, after a second straight season came to a close with a 10-3 record, Stoops knows much of the focus will be on the three losses to teams that finished the season ranked in the top 12. When asked Friday how he feels about being out of the national championship picture again this season, Stoops said: ''I hate it.'' Despite needing to pick a new starting quarterback and overhaul most of his defense for next season, Stoops says not to count his Sooners out because ''you never know when it's coming.''
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