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Oklahoma football coach Bob Stoops reacts to Monday's tornado

by Jason Kersey Modified: May 22, 2013 at 10:20 am •  Published: May 21, 2013

Bob Stoops commented on Monday's devastating tornadoes. OKLAHOMAN ARCHIVE PHOTO
Bob Stoops commented on Monday's devastating tornadoes. OKLAHOMAN ARCHIVE PHOTO

NORMAN — Oklahoma football coach Bob Stoops joined ESPN’s SportsCenter on Tuesday to discuss Monday’s devastating tornado, which ripped through Moore, destroying several homes and killing dozens of people.

Stoops lives in north Norman, just south of Moore, and said his family could see the tornado through their back window.

“It crossed over just north of us and just about a mile from our home,” said Stoops, who was working at the OU football offices during the storm.

Stoops said, to his knowledge, none of his players or their families were affected by the tornado, but that two assistants — one graduate assistant and one strength coach — lost their homes.

“Just thinking of all these, so, so many families that are devastated,” Stoops said. “This will be a long-term effort to get everyone back on their feet.”

You can watch Stoops’ full interview here:


by Jason Kersey
OU Sports Reporter
Jason Kersey became The Oklahoman's OU football beat writer in May 2012 after a year covering high school sports and OSU recruiting. Before joining the newspaper in November 2006 as a part-time results clerk, he covered high school football for...
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