Stoops stands by program's principles, vows to avoid "knee-jerk" reaction to his worst season

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After losing five games in the regular season for the first time as Oklahoma's coach, Bob Stoops says he won't have a "knee-jerk" reaction. Full Story
john henry

Oklahoma City, OK

#1 Nov 24, 2009
Stoops is a good coach and he is right about the bad breaks and injuries. He however is not a Great coach. His offense is too predicable and despite having more talent, he has lost games he should have won. If your opponents defense easily knows what plays you are going to run, then you have lost half the battle. OU's offense should mix it up more run the shotgun with maybe a wildcat formation to confuse the defenses. OU's play calling is unimaginative with poor results in the red zone, both last year and this year. He doesn't call trick plays as much as when he was new. Formations in which you can run a wide range of plays and trick plays should be considered. Defensively, OU tends to tackle poorly and tends to over pursue the ball. Blown coverage have plagued OU throughout the years against good passing schools. Special team play is generally horrible with poor coverage and few run backs for TDs. Stoops could still become a Great coach, but only if he works on his weaknesses and fully utilizes the talent he has. If you can't adapt to your best players being injured, then you will always have disappointing seasons, you have to coach the talent you have and teach them to step up when it is time for them to perform or be replaced by another player who does. Bud Wilkerson was the master of motivation, often starting 2nd and even 3rd string players to motivate his 1st team players. This comment is not detailed enough on all OU problems as I see them but just a brief overview. In closing, I do wish OU well, but hope that they can learn and improve and not repeat the same kinds of mistakes again and again. Go Sooners
Hanz

Lawton, OK

#2 Nov 25, 2009
Stoops is an idiot! He should have taken one of those NFL deals cause now since OU has lost so many games, all the so called sooner fans are going to run him out of town.
Big Bad Wolf

Dayton, OH

#3 Nov 25, 2009
Hanz wrote:
Stoops is an idiot! He should have taken one of those NFL deals cause now since OU has lost so many games, all the so called sooner fans are going to run him out of town.
FART!
Big Bad Wolf

Dayton, OH

#4 Nov 25, 2009
I'm proud of this program & it's players. Coach Stoops & the Sooners have had a tough year & the ball does'nt always bounce your way. Thru all the adversity this year the coaches nor players have made any excuses.

John Henry you're right about mixing it up more on offense, but our defense has played spectacular this season except for the Tech game. Also, if I remember correctly, last years offense was unstoppable inside the red zone.

Go Sooners!
Hanz

Lawton, OK

#5 Nov 25, 2009
Last years offense doesnt count for squat this year retard!!!!

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#6 Nov 25, 2009
Hanz wrote:
Stoops is an idiot! He should have taken one of those NFL deals cause now since OU has lost so many games, all the so called sooner fans are going to run him out of town.
> Les Miles of LSU is an idiot!!! Bob Stoops has just had a series of unfortunate circumstances ... running into a great defense against LSU in a NC game, trick plays by Boise State, running into a great defense against Florida in a NC game, injuries to key players (Heisman QB, etc., etc.), poor refereeing out west against Oregon, and in last years game against Texas. No, Stoops isn't an idiot ... not by a long shot!
>:/
Hanz

Blanchard, OK

#7 Nov 26, 2009
Sounds like a lot of whiney excuses to me!!! If stoops isnt an idiot then he should be prepared for trick plays, great defenses, etc...

You idiots keep talking about stuff from last year... last year is over! It doesnt count this year. Dim wits

Oh and Bradford really aint all that!

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Since: Jan 07

I'm Blessed to Live In DIXIE!

#8 Nov 27, 2009
Hanz wrote:
Sounds like a lot of whiney excuses to me!!! If stoops isnt an idiot then he should be prepared for trick plays, great defenses, etc...
You idiots keep talking about stuff from last year... last year is over! It doesnt count this year. Dim wits
Oh and Bradford really aint all that!
> Yeah, yeah, yeah, everyone is a dimwit except you. Yeah right! Listen knucklehead, take off your blinders and look at the overall picture ... Oklahoma has had more than it's share of injuries this year, and when you loose a Heisman QB, it's a significant loss for your offense, big time! If you can't see that, then you are the real dimwit. And guess what, ding-dong ... Stoops didn't have anything to do with that! FACT!!!
>:/
hunterou

Van Nuys, CA

#9 Nov 27, 2009
Look none of you were complaining last year! As for the idiot who talked about perdictable offense, you don't think d coordinators know what OU runs? The game is about execution son. The oline has been beaten and the wr's have not gotten seperation nor has the freakin te!
Hanz

Blanchard, OK

#10 Nov 28, 2009
ART DECO MAN wrote:
<quoted text>> Yeah, yeah, yeah, everyone is a dimwit except you. Yeah right! Listen knucklehead, take off your blinders and look at the overall picture ... Oklahoma has had more than it's share of injuries this year, and when you loose a Heisman QB, it's a significant loss for your offense, big time! If you can't see that, then you are the real dimwit. And guess what, ding-dong ... Stoops didn't have anything to do with that! FACT!!!
>:/
Just more excuses!
Hanz

Blanchard, OK

#11 Nov 28, 2009
Confusious say "when OU has sucky season he hear excuses from OU fans all year"
SXA45300

Pineville, LA

#12 Nov 28, 2009
Hanz, I notice you listed several different towns. Apparently you do not know where you are from?????
I also noticed you did not list your team????
Yes we have had a bad seasons. I have not heard Stoops make one excuse about OU's performance. He takes full responsiblity for the team and how they play.
Win, Lose or Draw,,, a true Sooner Fan will always support the team. It is post like yours that gives the game a bad rap...
As far as an idiot, may I suggest you look in a mirror. Instead of bad mouthing (or writing) get a life. I would like to know who your team was at the start of the season. Because right now I would bet you would say it is one of the top ten.....
Any way, a true fan supports their team regardless of what happens.
The Sooner Nation will pray for you......
Hanz wrote:
Stoops is an idiot! He should have taken one of those NFL deals cause now since OU has lost so many games, all the so called sooner fans are going to run him out of town.
Big Bad Wolf

Oklahoma City, OK

#13 Nov 28, 2009
Hanz wrote:
Confusious say "when OU has sucky season he hear excuses from OU fans all year"
Boomer.........Sooner!!!!!!!!! LOL....now spew your bs.

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