Big 12 defenses (or utter lack thereof) have outdone themselves. Actually, can we petition to call them something else? It’s not fair to call a unit a ‘defense’ if its sole purpose for existence is to get out of the way of the opposing offense so that its own offense can score again.
It’s almost like they’re trying to become parodies of themselves with each weekly performance. It kind of reminds me of the presidential race, actually.
Bob Stoops opened his weekly presser with a fun fact. Bob’s just full of those:
Stoops: It’s been 12 years since we’ve been 4-0 in Big 12 play. #Sooners— John Shinn (@john_shinn) October 24, 2016
Stoops is probably ready to move on from the Tech game, but the media clearly isn’t, and rightfully so. But you’d think he’d field at least one question about the upcoming game, right? Eddie Radosevich gave a vote of confidence:
We'll set the over/under for Kansas questions at today's Bob Stoops presser at 0. #Sooners— Eddie Radosevich (@Eddie_Rado) October 24, 2016
We’ll just go ahead and give everybody the under since we know the answer anyway.
Stoops did field plenty of questions about defense, though. Bob, don’t you think your brother needs a bit of a hand up there in the box?
Stoops on the idea if Mike Stoops needs some help or if Bob can do more:— SoonerScoop.com (@SoonerScoop) October 24, 2016
...alright then. I mean, my birthday was Saturday, and it felt like OU’s defense tried their hardest to ruin it.
Bob, don’t you think—considering that OU is 116th out of 128 FBS schools in yards allowed per game—that some sort of change needs to happen?
Bob Stoops on his brother as defensive coordinator: We led the league in every defensive category. He’s running the same defense. #Sooners— John Shinn (@john_shinn) October 24, 2016
Uh oh, Bob’s bringing up the past again. I’m sure he gave a requisite reference to the Sugar Bowl too. Take a drink.
The Boz has reared his head again to question the Stoops brothers. This should turn out just fine:
Maybe I'm just taking this OUt of context...#854 127 OUt of 128 pic.twitter.com/N659JkIWoW— Brian Bosworth (@GotBoz44) October 24, 2016
In injury news, there could be a few Sooners out against Kansas:
Obo Okoronkwo and Matthew Romar both questionable for this week's game vs. Kansas, per Bob Stoops. #Sooners— SoonerScoop.com (@SoonerScoop) October 24, 2016
Stoops said he’s still unsure of Charles Walker or Matt Dimon will play this week. #Sooners— John Shinn (@john_shinn) October 24, 2016
To wrap it up, Stoops fielded a question about his World Series allegiance. Only in Kansas week:
Yeah, and neither does Mike.