Oklahoma football: Bob Stoops celebrates milestone

by Ryan Aber and Jason Kersey Published: November 26, 2013

Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops has done plenty to downplay passing Barry Switzer as the Sooners' winningest coach.

But after Saturday's 41-31 win at Kansas State, OU athletic director Joe Castiglione presented Stoops with a game ball, and players hoisted Stoops on their shoulders in the locker room.

“The players, I wanted to be able to celebrate with them,” Stoops said. “It isn't something I'm comfortable with, but they deserve a chance to laugh and throw me around and toss me around a little bit. So I said, ‘Hey, have at it,' and then it's done.”

Stoops said he forgot about registering the milestone after the win until Castiglione showed up.

“I'll finish by saying there's still only one king and that's Coach Switzer,” Stoops said. “He's the only one that knows how to wear that crown.”


Zack Sanchez had to slow down a bit Saturday on his 74-yard interception return for a touchdown.

Sanchez ran up on the back of linebacker Eric Striker and safety Gabe Lynn, who cleared the last few yards for Sanchez.

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by Ryan Aber
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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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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