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"When you look at what these guys have done, we are bringing in two ranked teams at the end of the year and the two that left I don't know that they were. I can't remember," Stoops told reporters on Monday. "All I know is these guys are excellent teams. They are coached well and have great athletes."
Bob Stoops is a dick...but that's pretty funny.
Stoops = Win something or stfu.... Rare to see a team so highly ranked so regularly fail so much... but Bobby's a genius soooo....
Don't like Rammer Jammer? Probably because you just lost to Bama... Get ready to hear it again... and often...
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Stoops is scared to death of the SEC. OU would win 8-9 a year in SEC and never beat UA or LSU. RGIII won the Heisman on his crappy D last year.
That is like saying that Saban is scared to death of the Big 12. Sure, he would lose to Texas and OU every year, but that doesn't mean that he is scared.
Big game Bob...
I'm no Baylor fan, but that is still awesome. Bob deserved to lose calling that timeout instead of just letting the clock run out.
If you're in the Big12, then that quote is awesome. If you're in the SEC, then that quote is ridiculous coming from a guy that constantly underachieves. I'm an SEC fan, so I choose the latter.
Yet Stoops is 2-0 vs Bama, and his losses to LSU and Florida both came in their backyard and were close games decided in the fourth quarter. Say what you want, but those games could have gone either way, they just happened to fall the SEC's way.
Congrats on beating us during our worst stretch in history.
Well if you dont think that LSU and Floridas wins dont count because they were in their back yard, i guess Stoops is only 1-0 against bama so good point.
I think it was a bit ridiculous what the guy said about OU never beating bama or lsu but i dont think OU would have as much success in the sec. Its obvious, just look at what he has done in big games. I do like stoops and OU alright though. I do tend to pull for them and i know, at least at one time, that stoops really liked bama, so im cool with him.
I didnt say that those losses didnt count, just stating fact that they were in effect "road" games, and that Stoops and OU had represented themselves very well against the TOP SEC competition that they have faced. And yes Stoops does have alot of respect for Alabama, apparently he and Saban have traded practice techniques. Given this I believe that in Stoops' 12 year tenure OU would have done just as well as Alabama or LSU, and frankly better (overall) than Florida and the rest in the SEC.
Im not real sure how you could make the last statement. How many Championships has Stoops won? One. How many has Bama, Floriday, and LSU won since stoops has been at OU? Two. Therefore Stoops would not and has not done as well as those 3 SEC schools. So if 4th is good with you, then cool.
Its not just about championships, Florida has had several off years where they were mediocre, so have the others,
Florida: 41 losses several 4-5 loss seasons
LSU: 33 losses - probably the most consistent
Alabama: 47 losses - two of these to OU (62 if you count the two punishment years) again, with multiple 4+ loss seasons and an 8 loss season.
OU: 29 losses- 2 of these as mentioned to LSU and Florida in close "road" games decided in the fourth quarter.
Look, I give the SEC the props it deserves over the last 6 years, but to say that a program like OU could not do well in the SEC is just nonsense.
"Since 2000 Florida: 41 losses several 4-5 loss seasons LSU: 33 losses - probably the most consistent Alabama: 47 losses - two of these to OU (62 if you count the two punishment years) again, with multiple 4+ loss seasons and an 8 loss season. OU: 29 losses- 2 of these as mentioned to LSU and Florida in close "road" games decided in the fourth quarter."
Don't those numbers prove that even in an average year OU can still be successful in the big 12? Seems to me that the reason the sec teams you mentioned have more loses is because they play more games against....wait for it..... the sec.
I hear what you are saying and I'm not saying OU could not do well in the sec, i just said i think they would do as well. Also, i really dont care what your record is when you dont win the championship. 2nd place is just first loser my friend.
I like Oklahoma a lot and respect the hell out of Stoops. Crimson Coalition!
That said, it is extremely difficult for any program to maintain a high level of success for more than a few years (5-6). In the last couple of decades, no team in the SEC has dominated for an extended period. Florida, Tennessee, Georgia, LSU, Auburn and Alabama have all made good runs, but eventually the other programs will catch up and replace them at the top. It is a cycle.
The Big12 is the exact same, but has fewer top schools in the rotation.
SEC folks love to talk about national championships for obvious reasons. OU has performed better than any of the teams you mention over that 12-year period, especially Alabama. Texas too.
I actually like Stoops and I think he'd do just as well in the SEC as he has in the Big12. Approx 2-4 losses per year. Fair 'nuff?
Don't know what ever happened to mutual respect, seems like some fans are a little full of themselves and the ones that say Stoops is not a very good coach especially when he single handedly brought OU back to prominence from a situation like where BAMA was is retarded beyond belief.
I think Stoops is a great coach but don't think he would have as good of a run as he does if he were in the SEC. I think they could compete for the SEC title just about every year but not like he has in the big twelve.
this is all I was trying to get across. Although I have say right now, I'd give the edge to Alabama, right now they seem to be a force of nature...
Stoops beat Fran at Alabama. Wow. He really is a genius.
And a light-weight program like A&M was able to steal the head coach from Alabama. Wow. They are really a powerhouse.
Stoops is a fantastic coach.
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