It’s not just that Stoops tolerates it, it’s more like he encourages it, celebrates it.
“Young people have their personalities and characters. To me, that’s what I enjoy about the game,” he said. “They’re all different … They’re all pretty entertaining. Let them be what they want.”
Stoops even explained something about Seth Littrell, the fullback on OU’s last national championship team.
“He had piercings everywhere,” Stoops said. “He was as solid a guy as you can have.”
Today, piercings still in use or not, Littrell is Kevin Wilson’s offensive coordinator at Indiana. The kid’s done all right for himself.
So have Stills, Jefferson and Clay. And so, too, should Sooner football, as long as the head coach understands what’s important and what isn’t.
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