The University of Oklahoma hosted one of several caravan stops Monday evening in Tulsa and through the magic of social media, we are able to recap for those of you who did not attend what was said.
In addition to Bob Stoops, Lon Kruger and Sherri Coale were both in attendance as well and while we mean no disrespect to either, obviously Stoops is the headliner. The OU head football coach met briefly with the media and touched on a number of topics including Tony Jefferson going undrafted, Trent Dilfer's comments on the OU offense, and the college football playoff.
Before we get into all of that however, quickly wanted to address any pictures (like this one) you may have seen of Stoops from Monday night. Evidently he had stitches in his right cheek, which understandably led to question as to what happened.
Bob Stoops says stitches on his right cheek are "a pre-cancer deal...no big deal. I'm good. ...shoulda seen the other guy."#Sooners— John E. Hoover (@johnehoover) May 6, 2013
Really more just of an FYI in case you see them and hadn't already heard what it was all about.
* Stoops on Landry Jones:
Stoops on Jones: Landry, we love him. He's an incredible QB and at a place that fits him well. The guy set many records here ..." #Sooners— Eric Bailey (@EricBaileyTW) May 6, 2013
* Stoops on Dilfer and the comments he made regarding the OU offense:
Bob Stoops on Trent Dilfer's comments on the OU offense: "I don't have much of an opinion on their opinion."— Jake Trotter (@Jake_Trotter) May 6, 2013
Stoops on TEs: "I've got TEs into the NFL ... we've had a lot of them. We played our personnel (in 2012) ... our best grouping was w/WRs."— Eric Bailey (@EricBaileyTW) May 6, 2013
Stoops: "Whether they're broadcasting, radio, print, they have to have an opinion... doesn't mean it's correct."— Jake Trotter (@Jake_Trotter) May 6, 2013
* Stoops on Tony Jefferson going undrafted:
Stoops on T. Jefferson: I was disappointed. I want all my guys to be drafted as high as they can be ... #Sooners— Eric Bailey (@EricBaileyTW) May 6, 2013
Stoops: I thought he would be (drafted). I didn't feel it would be in the 1st day because of information I have. I feel bad for him #Sooners— Eric Bailey (@EricBaileyTW) May 6, 2013
Interesting, Stoops said Gerald McCoy/Trent Williams got 2nd round grades after the '08 season. Came back, turned into top 5 picks.— Jake Trotter (@Jake_Trotter) May 6, 2013
* Then Stoops closed strong with his line of the night regarding whether or not media members should be a part of the eventual college football playoff committee:
Stoops has no idea who should select the CFB playoff teams: "Old coaches go to bed too early." And media members picking? "Ah, hell no."— Jake Trotter (@Jake_Trotter) May 6, 2013
* We mentioned that Kruger and Coale were there as well, so here are a couple tidbits of information from them as well regarding their respective teams.
#Sooner Caravan: Lon Kruger says European trip coming up--Brussels, Paris, Normandy--will be a good opportunity for players to learn history— John E. Hoover (@johnehoover) May 6, 2013
#Sooner Caravan: Sherri Coale says she doesn't think Whitney Hand knows if she wants to play WNBA in San Antonio or be Landry's wife in Pitt— John E. Hoover (@johnehoover) May 6, 2013
#Sooner Carvan: Coale says WNBA season is short enough that Hand likely won't have to make a terribly difficult choice.— John E. Hoover (@johnehoover) May 6, 2013
Here is some more from Kruger courtesy of a story from SoonerScoop's R.J. Young.