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Sooners riding high; meanwhile, Browns court Stoops
NEW ORLEANS — OU coach Bob Stoops talked optimistically about the future Friday morning. The afterglow from Thursday night’s 45-31 victory over No. 3 Alabama was still apparent. So was the fact that the Sooners had wrapped up an 11-2 ...
No denying Stoops was skipper when ship righted
It’s hard to call 2013 Bob Stoops’ best coaching job and yet the reason why it’s such a hard thing to do may be the most telling thing about the job he performed....
Sugar Bowl victory eclipses previous decade’s bowl busts
NEW ORLEANS — Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops and his program came full circle Thursday night in New Orleans. The program, which he thoroughly restored to a consistent winner 14 years ago, was standing tall at the place where the foundation ...
Sooners upset Crimson Tide in Sugar Bowl for the ages
NEW ORLEANS — Oklahoma entered the Superdome a 16-point underdog Thursday night, given little to no chance to unseat college football’s most dominant program in decades and walked out a 45-31 victor....
Knight, defense lead Sooners to upset over Tide
NEW ORLEANS — A day earlier, Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops said he didn’t know how to play the underdog card. Luckily for him, his team knew exactly how to play it. The Sooners were aggressive, opportunistic and above all else confident ...
Sooner Magic alive and well with win over Crimson Tide
NEW ORLEANS — Trevor Knight kept rolling right and rolling right and rolling right. Finally, he threw the ball, across his body, from the right boundary back toward the middle of the end zone. The last time so unlikely a touchdown toss ...
OU’s Shoate makes Hall of Fame
NEW ORLEANS — Maybe 20 minutes prior to kickoff, the new class of inductees into the College Football Hall of Fame was announced to the crowd and honored on the field, where several of the inductees were standing to be received by the ...
Stoops gets last laugh vs. SEC
NEW ORLEANS — Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops turned into a punching bag for SEC loyalists starting last summer when he said he was tired of hearing propaganda about the league....
Maybe Sooners can multiply Saban’s adversity
NEW ORLEANS — Coaches reveal themselves in so many different ways, and frequently not in the ways they intend....
For coaches and players, opponent makes Sugar Bowl extra special
NEW ORLEANS — Bowl games began because schools with large fan bases were attractive to tourism-driven cities. Television got involved later and getting popular college football teams on the same field in early January became highly ...
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