Coaching tree meets family tree: Stoopses featured on ‘GameDay’
TALLY, Fla. — First of all, have you all seen this video by Berry and Baldwin? A tugboat as your backdrop? You guys do know Tallahassee is inland, right? I half-expected them to stop by Wings or Beaches afterward for an airbrush T. And what does the new OU football guy have to do to get included in the preview video? Not travel to Tallahassee and land wherever the heck you guys are? When it’s just me covering the game by myself tomorrow night, note that I will not be pleased. Enjoy I-75.
Kidding. But, seriously, please make it by kickoff.
Berry wrote a terrific feature earlier this week about Bob Stoops and his family, carried by the voice of Mama Stoops, Dee. It’s such a genuine, real story about how all these brothers got into this profession. (They’ve all done well for themselves, too.)
ESPN picked up the baton. Check out “GameDay” this morning for lots of reasons. A very good reason, I figure, will be Tom Rinaldi’s piano-driven rendition of the Stoops story.
The WWL’s PR folk were kind enough to pass along a little preview of the story. I will not give it all away, but I will tell you I enjoyed the element involving the Sunday night tradition at the Stoops home in Youngstown, Ohio. The brothers got sick of watching the same play over and over in Ron Sr.’s film study. Can you imagine the Stoops boys all frustratingly watching high school plays on repeat? And, yet, they could not turn away, could not leave their dad’s side.
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