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Team: Oklahoma Sooners
Age / DOB:  (55) / 9/9/1960

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Oklahoma HC Bob Stoops indicated that the team is preparing for potentially sloppy conditions in Saturday's Bedlam showdown with Oklahoma State.
Bedlam's set for an 8 PM ET kickoff. Meteorologists are forecasting the potential of freezing rain as part of a massive storm set to bury much of the country for the Turkey Day weekend. Said HC Stoops, "In today's world, [balls] have such a coating, they don't get that wet. We have to do some of that [practicing with a wet ball] and/or if there are some elements Thursday to Friday, possibly getting out in them and practicing." Oklahoma beat a then-undefeated Baylor team 44-34 in a torrential downpour on November 14, so this isn't exactly new territory for the Sooners. Nov 23 - 5:30 PM

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Oklahoma HC Bob Stoops said that former Iowa State OC Mark Mangino's firing this week was "unfortunate."

Mangino was fired on Monday due to philosophical differences with Iowa State HC Paul Rhoads. Stoops said that he called Mangino unaware shortly after the latter's dismissal from the Cyclones. The Sooner boss was understandably taken aback when Mangino told him about the firing, but later said, "Whatever he wants to do, he’ll have options." Mangino served as offensive coordinator under Stoops when the team won the national championship in 2000.
Oct 30 - 10:01 PM

Oklahoma HC Bob Stoops owns a 5-0 record in road games against Kansas State.

Contrast Stoops' perfect 5-0 record with the abysmal combined 3-10 record all other current Big 12 coaches have produced in road contests with the Wildcats. Another nice stat working in Oklahoma's favor heading into Saturday's game: Stoops has not lost back-to-back games in regular season play since 1999. They're 31-0 in those situations. K-State just narrowly fell to TCU 52-45 while Texas upended the Longhorns, making Saturday's showdown one where both teams are looking to rediscover their mojo.
Oct 15 - 9:28 PM

According to Oklahoma AD Joe Castiglione, this year's October 10 showdown with Texas will "most likely" kick-off at 12:00 ET.

The game would seem to be a no-brainer for primetime, but Castiglione nixed that idea. "We get asked every year to move that game to a night kickoff," he said, before adding "not on my watch," due mostly to concerns about alcohol. Ironically, earlier this week, HC Bob Stoops lashed out at the number of early kickoffs on the schedule when he said "I do have a problem with [early kickoffs]. I'm sure our administration does and fans do." In the case of Longhorns v Sooners, the administration seems to stand on the other side of their longtime coach.
Sep 25 - 7:53 PM

Oklahoma HC Bob Stoops voiced his disgust at the notion of early kickoffs, saying "I do have a problem with it. I'm sure our administration does and fans do."

The Sooners host West Virginia this weekend and are scheduled to kickoff at 12:00 ET. They also kicked off at 12:00 ET in Saturday's win over Tulsa. Stoops lodged this same complaint last season, when his team had five early contests over the course of the season. Given how often Oklahoma receives a national television spotlight, the complaint of having to order a double-shot Americano a few times a year seems somewhat suspect.
Sep 22 - 9:21 PM

NFL Media ranks Oklahoma HC Bob Stoops as the No. 4 most attractive college head coach to the NFL.

"Stoops has flirted with the NFL over the years, and it will surprise few if he makes the jump before too long. He's done it all at the college level," wrote College Football 24/7 writer Bryan Fischer. "A sharp defensive mind who has done a good job of adapting to his personnel on offense, Stoops remains an attractive candidate for NFL teams." Stoops has a career 168–44 record, including 8-8 in bowl games. He has won the Walter Camp Coach of the Year award twice.
Jun 9 - 1:18 AM

Jason Kersey of The Oklahoman speculated that Oklahoma HC Bob Stoops might not be keen on possibly taking the soon-to-be-vacant coaching job at Florida because he doesn't want to face off against brother Mark.

We're way out in Speculation Land with this, but when Oklahoma played Florida State in 2010 (when brother Mark Stoops was a defensive coordinator for the Seminoles), Oklahoma Bob said, "I’ve never been so conflicted and miserable about winning a game." He went on to say that brother coaching against brother is "not natural." While this bit of family sentimentalism is adorable, back in October it was reported that Florida wanted to make a run at Bobby. That's not going to change. Stoops has had a rough go of it with the Sooners over the last month and regardless of what he says, he'll probably hear Florida out, if only to see how big of a dump truck filled with money Stoops might be able to work from the Gators.
Sun, Nov 16, 2014 10:07:00 PM

Sports Illustrated writers Pete Thamel and Thayer Evans expect Florida AD Jeremy Foley to make another run at Oklahoma HC Bob Stoops.

"But there’s nothing to indicate Stoops will take the job this time," the two write. Hugh Freeze is another name brought up, but Foley reportedly has concerns about the NCAA looking into Ole Miss' athletic department. Rich Rodriguez is another coach Thamel and Evans bring up.
Wed, Oct 22, 2014 12:57:00 PM

Oklahoma HC Bob Stoops is on the verge of receiving a new contract that would pay him $5 million per season, according to CBS Sports' Jeremy Fowler.

Stoops did reportedly draw some interest from the NFL this offseason, namely the Cleveland Browns, which could be one reason for a new deal to be made. Stoops' new figures put him in the Kevin Sumlin and Charlie Strong range. Fowler notes the revised contract will go before the school's board of regents on Wednesday.
Source: CBS Sports
Tue, Jun 24, 2014 02:12:00 PM

Gil Brandt, the Cowboys' Vice President of player personnel from 1960-1988, said he would hire Bob Stoops if he ran an NFL franchise and were looking for a college coach.

"I think a lot of college programs are now understanding the passing game and the pro game better than ever before. That said, there are a number of college coaches -- like Chip Kelly, who left Oregon to have success with the Philadelphia Eagles -- who can come in and be successful in the NFL," Brandt wrote. "The person I would pick is Bob Stoops of Oklahoma. He understands the total picture, starting with how an offseason program needs to be run, what to do on offense and defense, and the importance of special teams. Stoops would be the person I would try to hire." The NFL has been interested in Stoops for years, but a marriage has never materialized. Most recently, Stoops was reportedly a finalist for Cleveland's job over the winter.
Mon, Jun 2, 2014 09:54:00 PM

The University of Oklahoma will ask regents next month to authorize a renovation of Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium.

It's unclear how much the project will cost, because the Sooners haven't yet solicited bids. The renovation reportedly would include the connection of the lower bowl, improved and added suites, and additional fan amenities such as concession stands and restrooms. The proposal is not expected to substantially increase Memorial Stadium's capacity of 82,000. The school would like to finish off the renovation prior to the 2016 season.
Mon, May 26, 2014 04:50:00 PM's Ian Rapoport reports Oklahoma's Bob Stoops is one of the top two candidates for the Browns' head coach opening.

Rapoport adds the team is very interested in Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase, but they would have to wait to interview him. The other choice is Josh McDaniels. Cleveland is apparently intrigued with Stoops because of his managerial style and ability to build a solid staff.
Sat, Jan 4, 2014 12:44:00 PM