“If you’re going to be one of those top 10 teams, or teams that continually fight for a championship, you ought to be willing to go out and play different people,” he said the week his Oklahoma Sooners played Washington.
“It’s exciting for our players. It’s challenging for us as coaches. I know the fan interest is there, the TV audience is there. And if you’re good enough, you win. All of it together, it’s been good for us and through the years we’ve been fairly successful at handling it.”
Four weeks ago, with the Washington, Alabama and Miami series behind him – and home-and-homes with Florida State, Notre Dame Tennessee, Ohio State and LSU dead ahead – Stoops was asked about OU’s nonconference gauntlet.