Stoops explains decision to not play Finch

September, 4, 2012
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Sooners head coach Bob Stoops was taciturn Monday when asked why running back Roy Finch did not get a single offensive snap against UTEP. Finch has been OU’s second-leading rusher in each of the last two seasons.

“You want to ask why another 90 guys didn’t play?” Stoops responded to the question. “I mean, we play who we feel is set to play. There’s no specific reason from today through the end of the year. Guys play who we feel are in the best position to play at the time. So I’ll repeat that answer from here until the end of time.”

Stoops was pressed that Finch wasn’t another guy, but OU’s starting running back at the end of last season.

“OK, well, he isn’t today,” Stoops said. “And Dominique (Whaley) was the starter at the end of the year until he got hurt if you remember. OK?”

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