Thursday, November 08, 2007
OU mentor again being considered for national honors
November 7, 2007
NORMAN, Okla. - Oklahoma head football coach Bob Stoops is among 16 that have been named to the watch list for the Paul "Bear" Bryant Coach of the Year Award. The announcement was made by the awards committee of the American Heart Association.
Stoops, now in his ninth season with the Sooners, again has his program ranked among the top five nationally. It's an impressive feat considering the fact that OU is operating under a redshirt freshman quarterback and has started just seven seniors during the 2007 season.
Despite that, OU is 8-1 overall, and is leading the Big 12 South with a 4-1 mark.
Stoops has fashioned a record of 94-20 at Oklahoma, including a 52-2 standard at home. His teams have been ranked in 127 weeks and have played for the national championship three times.
Under its current head coach, OU has played in eight bowls, including the Sugar, Orange, Fiesta and Rose.
Stoops has been named the consensus Big 12 Coach of the Year three times and has won a total of 10 national coach of the year citations, including the Bryant Award in 2000.