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October 4, 2012

Stoops: Refs can be held accountable

NORMAN — The Big 12 Conference said on Wednesday it has not apologized to Oklahoma State over an officiating error that cost the Cowboys a victory over Texas. But OU coach Bob Stoops said when officials make a mistake they should be held accountable.

“We’re all in a big boy world and we all have to answer for everything we do — even my college kids do,” Stoops said. “Why would wouldn’t professionals?

“I think our officials do an awesome job. I’m not commenting on that. But in the end, everybody is human and everyone is gonna make a mistake here or there. I believe our officials are awesome and nothing is intentional. It’s a judgment call and sometimes it’s tough. Some of those decisions aren’t very easy.”

— John Shinn

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