Sooner4oU Commentary: While Bob Stoops may be prideful and defiant, it is obvious based on his conference that Bob understands the natives are restless. The mear fact he had the conference and answered questions that he had previously ignoed or refused, says a lot. While, like many prideful leaders he may not acknowledge that changes are being made or schemes are being re-thought, they are...not publicly...but they are. His pride wouldn't allow anythig else. Bob is a great coach and we as fans can rely on his pride to return OU to the top.
So, you can bet we will see more zone or option read incorporated into the spread offense that has becomes Bob's staple. He must make use of our three qurterbacks that can run, in addition to passing. Also, expect more focus on defense, especially stopping the run. Defensive tackle development will be crucial.
I for one feel comfortable that Bob is doing what he needs to behind the scenes to keep his pride and the pride of his coaches and team intact. Boomer!
Article Excerpt: Bob Stoops doesn't act like the football coach of a fading power. Doesn't act like Jenkins Avenue has been renamed Sunset Boulevard.
Primarily because he isn't and it hasn't.
But Stoops would be better off if he did show some disgust, rather than pride, at recent Sooner results. Would be better off if he stuck his head out the window and yelled across campus, “I'm mad, and I'm not going to take it anymore!”
The natives would feel better.
Stoops chatted with some of us writers Friday for his annual state of the Sooners. His kingdom grumbles after a 41-13 Cotton Bowl thrashing courtesy of the Texas Aggies.
But Stoops gives no ground.
“Let's see here,” Stoops said. “We've won two of the last three Big 12 championships. We just were 15th in the country. We've won more games overall than any other Big 12 team in the last three years. We've won more Big 12 games than any other team in the last three years.