Found February 11, 2013 on Blatant Homerism:
PLAYERS: Bob Stoops
TEAMS: Oklahoma Sooners
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The oft-rumored departure of Oklahoma offensive line coach James Patton finally came to fruition on Monday, as Patton "left" Norman for some kind of utility man position on the Indiana coaching staff. While Patton's job change is being characterized as voluntary by the school, few people – if any – in the know are buying that. As Oklahoman columnist Berry Tramel points out, you don't just up and leave a program of OU's stature for a Big Ten bottom feeder. Bob Stoops so rarely sends a coach packing that it raises the question of why Patton? And why now? In his seven seasons overseeing Oklahoma's big uglies, the uneven play of Patton's units frequently exasperated Sooner fans, myself included. Although OU generally protected the quarterback well during that stint, blame for the Sooners' inconsistent running game and poor execution in short-yardage situations typically fell on the shoulders of the line. Furthermore, Patton isn't o...
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