Stoops’ philosophy captivated OU’s Joe C. (Chuck Neinas)

NORMAN – Huddled in a DFW International Airport conference room, hashing out the final details of a job offer, Joe Castiglione sat across the table from Bob Stoops and surged with the satisfaction that he’d secured his No. 1 target as Oklahoma’s next coach.
Then Stoops dropped a bombshell.

“I’ve got a little bit of a challenge here,” Stoops said.
Hesitantly, Castiglione waded in.
“Well, what is it?”
Said Stoops, “I’m supposed to meet with Iowa in the morning.”
Gulp.

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8/20/08