Josh Heupel's dad says son doing fine in new job at Utah State

it's been a rough time for Josh Heupel. The former Oklahoma quarterback who led coach Bob Stoops to his lone national championship in 2000, and had been part of the Sooners coaching staff since 2006, was starting over.At Utah State.The Aggies have always played a fine brand of football, but calling plays for a powerhouse in a major conference compared to doing it from a cramped press...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

No time to panic: OU QB Mayfield only suffering from shoulder fatigue

There have been a strange occurrence of earthquakes in Oklahoma in recent years, but the quaking being felt most recently was that of Oklahoma Sooners fans at the news of Baker Mayfield's ailing shoulder.According to The Oklahoman, a source said Mayfield has not sustained any structural damage, and is simply suffering from shoulder fatigue from overuse. Earlier reports suggested...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Riley's surprise fireworks at 2009 Alamo Bowl made Stoops take notice

Lincoln Riley was 26 years old when Bob Stoops first took notice. The young Texas Tech assistant at the time was suddenly thrust into running the Red Raiders' Air Raid offense at the 2009 Alamo Bowl against Michigan State because coach Mike Leach had been suddenly suspended.  Whether pure emotion and adrenaline kicked in for the Red Raiders' players at that confusing, controversial...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Stoops and his brothers return to their roots for a little boccie ball

There's no place like home. There's no place like home. That was the sentiment relayed by Oklahoma Sooners coach Bob Stoops, who along with brothers Ron, Mike and Mark returned over the weekend to their roots of Youngstown, Ohio, for the 13th Ron Stoops Sr. and Anthony Pelini Memorial Foundation Boccie Social. The annual event benefits scholarships for Cardinal Mooney High School...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Good Ol’ Days Are Right Now For NIU

Remember The Good Ol’ Days, those times of yesteryear when the wine was young and the sun-kissed evenings lasted forever? They’re not in the distant past for Northern Illinois football. They’re in the here and now, very much a part of the present tense. USC under Pete Carroll. Ohio State under Jim Tressel. Virginia Tech under Frank Beamer through the 2010 season. Bob Stoops...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

New Oklahoma OC Riley arrived, and quarterbacks are following

Lincoln Riley might not exactly be the Pied Piper, but the Air Raid offense he's bringing back to Oklahoma is quickly attracting top-flight quarterback prospects. On Friday, Riley and the Sooners picked up a 2017 commitment from Mesquite (Texas) Horn quarterback Chris Robison, a four-star prospect. Robison is Riley's second big catch at the position since being hired five months...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Audible: Top four teams that could join the Big 12 in realignment

USA Today's George Schroeder joins Bruce Feldman and Stewart Mandel to discuss potential Big 12 realignment and expansion. Among the topics covered: * Why Oklahoma president David Boren recently sparked rumors by saying he wants the Big 12 to get back to 12 teams * The four teams that appear to be the best fits for the league if/when it expands (7:40 mark) * Why Texas and Oklahoma...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Word up: Busy offseason has meant plenty for Stoops to talk about

During any offseason, Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops does the banquet circuit to keep Sooners boosters abreast of what's going on in the program and to drum up excitement for the coming season. This offseason more than most has provided quite a bit more material to cover. From OU's blowout loss to Clemson in the bowl game to the coaching staff shakeup to transfers to a new offense to...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Stoops' seat isn't as hot as his Red River rival in Austin

Back when Mack Brown ran things at Texas, he didn't always have his best showings against Bob Stoops' boys from Oklahoma. But overall Brown lifted the Longhorns to new heights after years of mediocrity and lasted 16 seasons before being replaced by Charlie Strong. Stoops is entering his 17th season, and while there's more pressure on him to win big than in recent memory, he's still...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Strong feeling more heat in 2015 than Red River rival Stoops

Back when Mack Brown ran things at Texas, he didn't always have his best showings against Bob Stoops' boys from Oklahoma.But overall Brown lifted the Longhorns to new heights after years of mediocrity and lasted 16 seasons before being replaced by Charlie Strong. Stoops is entering his 17th season, and while there's more pressure on him to win big than in recent memory, he's still...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Where Are They Now: The National Champion 2000 Oklahoma Sooners

Twitter/@OU_CoachStoops In just his second season as the head coach of the Oklahoma Sooners, Bob Stoops put together an unforgettable 13-0 season, taking home the 2000 BCS National Championship in a bizarrely-scored 13-2 win over Florida State. OU won every game by an average of 22 points, and after taking over as the nation’s No. 1 after knocking off top-ranked Nebraska 31-14...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma Football: Schedule Analysis and Predictions Weeks 9-12

Oklahoma Football Team After predicting the Oklahoma football team will be 7-1 at this point, I will now look towards the remaining games of the schedule. In weeks 9-12, the Oklahoma football team will be facing three teams that they lost to in 2014. Assuming that there’s no injured key players, the team should have gelled by now and have established an identity as a team....
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma lands 4-star JUCO cornerback Maurice Fletcher

Four-star JUCO cornerback Maurice Fletcher, out of Northeastern Oklahoma A&M, has committed to the Oklahoma Sooners. Fletcher made the announcement on his personal Twitter page. Proud to say I'm officially committing to Oklahoma University ✊
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Check out OU's temporary home as stadium gets major facelift

Bob Stoops just got a new apartment. Well, sort of. The Oklahoma Sooners coach has had to relocate his office as renovations have begun to transform an aging Memorial Stadium into another Big 12 modern marvel.To make way for the construction, Oklahoma football had to find a temporary home, which it has inside the renovated Bud Wilkinson House. That's where a former apartment of a...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Stoops: Bedlam fog probably lasted all the way through ugly bowl loss

The zany, inexplicable, practically unbelievable way the Oklahoma Sooners lost to in-state rival Oklahoma State on the final day of the 2014 regular season produced one long-lasting hangover.Just about a month, or just long enough to get bullied by Clemson in the Russell Athletic Bowl to end one of the most disappointing seasons in Bob Stoops' 16 years in charge of the Sooners.OU...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

As Sooners slipped in 2014, Stoops' value sunk

It's a pretty simple equation: The more you win, the bigger value you become to your school.In the case of Oklahoma Sooners coach Bob Stoops, he's provided year upon year of value to OU, posting a dozen double-digit win seasons among his 16 in Norman, including half of those seasons being at least 12 wins.No matter the dollar figure Stoops was earning during those seasons, his price...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Jump to the NFL? Stoops among handful most prepared to do it

Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly has tasted success in the NFL since making the jump from Oregon.So which college coach is next to make the leap to the next level? has examined its picks as the top 15 college coaches most prepared to go to the NFL if a job presented itself.As coach of the Oklahoma Sooners for 16 years, Bob Stoops has certainly sent his share of players...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Stoops in full support of move to provide athletes more money

Oklahoma Sooners coach Bob Stoops firmly believes that supplying athletes with additional scholarship funds is the right thing to do. "It’s a trend that’s in the right direction for our student-athletes and I’m excited about it," Stoops recently told The Oklahoman. As the Power 5 conferences have gained greater autonomy to make changes to how they do business, they passed...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Quarterback mystery front and center in minds of Sooner Nation

What's the No. 1 thing on the mind of Oklahoma Sooners fans?Let's let a Sooner fan answer that question: "Who's your quarterback?"That question was tossed at Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops Thursday night at the OU Caravan pep rally in Dallas. Stoops doesn't have a definitive answer. Not yet. Will it be Trevor Knight, the Sugar Bowl hero after the 2013 season who lacked consistency...
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June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Oklahoma Football: Early Schedule Analysis and Predictions for Weeks 1-4

Oklahoma football team The Oklahoma football team have some work to do in order to get where they want to go in order to achieve their goals. Not only do they have to know what their strengths and weaknesses are, but they also need to know their opponents as well. With an new offensive system and starting quarterback it’s clear that this team will definitely need time to...
June 04, 2015  |  Discuss

How Bob Stoops turned loyal protege into national champion coach

NORMAN, Okla. -- Oftentimes a guy's coaching tree tells a truer story about his legacy than his trophy case. However with Bob Stoops, that case -- cluttered with championship rings, dozens of bowl watches and medallions -- actually houses one of the sweeter stories about the long-time Oklahoma coach. Few big-time head coaches have a tree with as many mismatched branches as the 54...
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June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Thumbs up: OU athletic director Joe Castiglione has Bob Stoops' back

Is Oklahoma Sooners coach Bob Stoops on the hot seat?Not according to his athletic director Joe Castiglione, who has given Stoops a thumbs-up as the coach enters his 17th season in Norman. Of course, season No. 16 didn't go as planned with the Sooners' early season playoff expectations going up in smoke and finishing with an 8-5 record. Staff changes ensued, including the hiring...
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May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Lincoln Riley poised to make major upgrade in Sooners' passing game

Bob Stoops started the Air Raid era in the Big 12 when he hired Mike Leach to be his offensive coordinator in 1999. Since then a bevy of Big 12 teams have adopted the scheme, and now Stoops has returned to it with new offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley.Precedent is set for Riley's offense to make major gains in 2015. West Virginia coach Dana Holgerson jumpstarted Oklahoma State...
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May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Why Bob Stoops is starting to resemble Bo Schembechler

Does Bob Stoops want to know Bo?It's not the worst thing to be compared to the former Michigan coach and icon Bo Schembechler. The legendary figure led the Wolverines for 21 seasons. After 16, his career marks looked a lot like Stoops' run at OU. There is, of course, one difference: Stoops won a championship in 2000, while Schembechler, as impossible as it seems, never won on at...
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May 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Oklahoma Football: Analyzing the Sooners QB competition

Trevor Knight The 2014 football season for the Oklahoma Sooners was a disappointing one. The team started 4-0 and the first ***** in the armor came in a loss to TCU. The Sooner also suffered heartbreaking losses at home against Kansas State, Oklahoma State, and Baylor and were embarrassed in the Russell Athletic Bowl against Clemson. The season resulted with the Sooners going...
May 11, 2015  |  Discuss
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