We all need a little affirmation from time to time. Even the Oklahoma Sooners, who have been on a seemingly scorched earth campaign to discredit former head coach Lincoln Riley, who left the Sooners for a gig with the USC Trojans late last year. It gets weirder.
Earlier this week, former Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops, whose winning but mediocre tenure preceded Riley’s altogether extremely successful tenure as head coach, took to the Oklahoma Legislature – (checks notes); yes, the state Legislature – to send another blow Riley’s way.
“The past year, I’ve been given way too much credit jumping back in when Lincoln Riley left,” Stoops said on the floor. “My initial message being called off the golf course on that Sunday to get to the stadium as fast as I could. I got to thinking, and then I see the panic in our players’ face, I hear the panic in the whole OU community. And then I had to remind everybody immediately, ‘Timeout here. Lincoln Riley did not invent OU football.”
Can’t make this shit up, y’all. See the video for yourself.
Would you look at that, Coach Bob Stoops is in the House! (of Representatives) pic.twitter.com/EpavObVgC4— Payton May (@paytonnmay) April 26, 2022
WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS
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247Sports: Texas commit Dylan Spencer staying solid with Longhorns
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247Sports: EDGE target Braylan Shelby goes in-depth on his recruitment
247Sports: Longhorns in the mix for one of college football’s top transfers
BIG 12 BREAKDOWN
Dallas Morning News: Once a powerhouse of NFL draft production, the Big 12 now sits a shell of its former self
Inside Texas: Thursday: Big 12 announcement means little for Texas
Our Daily Bears: Report: Shapen to start at QB, Bohanon thinking with portals
The Smoking Musket: Trey Braithwaite makes Stopper of the Year watch list
WHAT WE’RE READING
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NEWS ACROSS THE FORTY ACRES AND BEYOND
- Word on the street is that Blake Shapen has been named the Baylor Bears’ starting quarterback and Gerry Bohanon is hitting the NCAA transfer portal.