Team preview: Oklahoma

The Blue Ribbon College Football Yearbook previews the 2008 Oklahoma Sooners, exclusively on Insider.

Originally Published: July 18, 2008
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COACH AND PROGRAM

Bob Stoops doesn't remember insignificant numbers, such as wins and losses. Wins and losses are but a process.

He counts rings. Big, gaudy, diamond encrusted ones.

Stoops remembers championships -- more specifically, conference championships. His teams have played in six of the last nine Big 12 championship games. They've won five of them.

What Stoops can be forgiven about forgetting is national championships. His teams have played in three BCS title games. They won one. They're 2-4 in BCS Bowls and seem to have a bad knack of finishing poorly.

If Stoops has a negative side to his legacy, that's it. Just as Mack Brown was long known as not being able to win the big win at Texas, that tag is -- though much softer in application -- being directed toward Stoops.


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