“It was a fun thing. It was a morale thing. They loved it.”
Switzer, Stoops and OU athletic director Joe Castiglione flew to Omaha, Neb., for a dinner to honor retiring Nebraska legend Tom Osborne last Saturday.
During the event, the Nebraska football team's Harlem Shake video was shown.
“Coming back, Bob said to me, ‘Let's do that,'” Switzer said.
“When we got back, we were together somewhere, and he said, ‘You and Billy Sims and Steve Owens, and (Brian) Bosworth, get over here and we'll do the Harlem Shake after practice over at Heisman Park.'”
Near the front of Oklahoma's dance party is an unidentified dancer wearing a horse head and the same clothes Stoops wore in the video's intro.
But a few Twitter pictures from those who watched the filming seem to prove Stoops isn't the mystery dancer.
“I still don't know; I'm trying to find out myself,” Colvin said when asked who it is. “I don't know if it was Coach Stoops or what, but I don't think Coach Stoops can move like that.”
Sophomore receiver Sterling Shepard is wearing an Eeyore costume in the middle of the crowd.
Senior wideout Lacoltan Bester has on a green hulk suit without the mask, instead wearing his football helmet.
Fullback Trey Millard wore a full monkey costume and danced with Owens on his Heisman statue; the do-it-all senior is only identifiable by the No. 33 jersey stretched over his outfit.
Millard came to post-practice interviews Tuesday with the whole outfit still on, minus the mask.
“We had a good time out there,” Millard said.