Being No. 1 in any context has to be an energizing motivator. It’s also a tremendous marketing chip.
“Y’all will think I’m joking,” Mike Gundy told reporters, “but it’s lonely at the top, man.”
Lincoln Riley still has issues on the defensive side of his program and he hasn’t won a national championship, but for the most part, OU fans and administrators seem very happy with their head coach.
By age, 36-year-old Oklahoma coach is on faster track than Bob Stoops, Barry Switzer
In 16 seasons as the Oklahoma coach, Switzer was 12-5 vs. Osborne's Huskers. Switzer had a winning percentage of .837, with 12 conference championships and three national titles.
Figures from Wilkinson, Switzer eras work to improve the lives of former Sooners, including those who played for Stoops
A reader pointed out I should honor the late great Oklahoma back. He was absolutely right.
Kyler Murray doesn’t have Baker Mayfield’s arm, but he has above-average passing ability to go with world-class legs.
"We want a university that the football team can be proud of."
Bob Stoops' statue is expected to be revealed during events surrounding the April 14 spring football game.
In 2000-17, OU has prevailed in 81 percent of its games.
Other coaches who caught our eye last week included Josh Heupel and Mike Boynton
Twelve players and an assistant coach became violently ill after eating fruit cocktails that seemed to be served to specific individuals. The starting quarterback and both starting halfbacks, along with four other players, were hospitalized.
Oklahomans who remember Gomer know him as the coach who went 9-11-1 in two years as Wilkinson's successor, or as the jovial, beloved staple of the Wilkinson years.
Boyd played nine seasons for the Colts and produced 57 interceptions, which was third in NFL history when Boyd retired. Boyd’s total remains tied for 13th to this day.
During the time that Castiglione has been the Sooner athletic director, the nine other current Big 12 member schools have had a combined total of 28 athletic directors.
All-American on Wilkinson's best teams recalls glory days
Carroll, a graduate of Okemah High School, was an OU halfback in 1950 when he was called into duty for the Korean War. His departure prompted coach Bud Wilkinson to move sophomore Billy Vessels to offense, and Vessels eventually won the 1952 Heisman Trophy.
Red River Rivalry gets double dose of new blood for first time in 70 years
Reflections on a stunning retirement one week later
Oklahoma's two winningest coaches will now be found at Norman North High School games this fall cheering on their sons and grandchildren.
World columnist Guerin Emig picks the three best wins of the Bob Stoops era in 13 different categories.
No one could have known it at the time, when he was introduced as the new OU head coach on Dec. 1, 1998, but Bob Stoops was the perfect man for that moment.
If I were a coach and my sons were nice high school players, they wouldn’t play college football for anyone but me. Big decisions are upcoming in the Stoops household.
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