Sigh. Another national piece about problems at you-know-where.
Dumb penalties. Dropped passes. Receivers giving up on routes. Turnovers. No ranking. Four losses.
Oops. Different you-know-where.
… Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops is largely in uncharted territory in his 11th season with the Sooners, one marred by all those problems and a rash of devastating injuries.
Like many coaches, Stoops considers discipline and hard work to be the cornerstones of his program. And he hasn’t seen enough of either one from his team to overcome the adversity.
Blame the coaches for failing to teach the players that discipline or blame the players for failing to put in the hard work.
Or, Stoops says, point fingers at both.
“Criticize us because ultimately we’ve got to get them to do it right,” Stoops said. “In the end, it’s always the two of you. End of story. It’ll be that way until they quit playing football.”
More than a failure to evaluate talent – the Sooners have still been pulling in some of the top-rated recruiting classes in the nation – Stoops admits he and his staff may have misjudged some players’ willingness to put in their best effort…
Georgia and Oklahoma have the makings of a good bowl game matchup, no?