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.”
SANCHEZ HAS HELP
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.