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January 19, 2014

Sugar Bowl win has everything turning positive for Sooners



The Sooners have a lot of very positive things to sell and more buyers, too.

“Obviously … we play with anybody. This is our down year, according to everybody, and we went to the Sugar Bowl and beat Alabama, a team that’s been No. 1 in the country for three years,” Stoops said. “How bad could it be?”

Not bad at all. Everything about OU football seems to be on a positive swing. It’s going to enter 2014 as the prohibitive favorite and a favorite to get a spot in the college football playoff next season.

“We’ve got a very bright future,” Stoops said.

Whether or not OU ever lost its status as an elite program is up for debate. It has won 31 games over the last three seasons. Not many can top that.

But it’s clearly riding a little higher than it has in past years. With all that it has coming back in 2014, OU has earned that designation.

John Shinn

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