The Norman Transcript

October 22, 2013

First time is usually charmed when OU meets a first-year Big 12 coach

By John Shinn
The Norman Transcript

NORMAN — Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops has a remarkable record when it comes to facing Big 12 coaches for the first time. In his previous 14 seasons, Stoops is 19-1 under those secenarios. He'll go for win No. 20 when the Sooners face Texas Tech at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Owen Field.

Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury is in his first season as the Red Raiders' head coach. The last conference coach to win when facing OU for the first time was Les Miles as Oklahoma State's coach in 2001.

The Sooners have won the last 15 under those circumstances.