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October 9, 2013

Bob, not Mack, thoughtfully gets it done



One more example?

Monday, Stoops was asked if the near-life-size photo portrait he sees of himself every time he gets off the elevator high above Owen Field looks like him or a much younger version of him.

He said it looked like a quite-a-bit younger version, yet in so many ways, the time has flown and, but for his own source of fitness — once a runner, he now bikes and swims — he feels he’s hardly changed.

“You know, I can’t wait to go to practice today, I can’t wait to see the players, I look forward to critiquing our last game and getting the scouting report for Texas,” he said. “Monday’s a fun day.”

Brown doesn’t look like he’s had any fun since Colt McCoy got knocked out of the 2009 BCS title game.

They are the Big 12’s longest tenured coaches and have enjoyed wild success and, for years and years, will be measured against one another and inextricably linked, kind of like Barry Switzer and Tom Osborne.

They are not the same.

Not even close.

Clay Horning

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