We want Sam to pursue the best option for his recovery and futureBradford's collegiate career is over Oct 25, 2009
We remain very pleased with the work Landry Jones did in replacing Sam and our entire program has a lot of confidence in his abilitySooners' coach: Bradford 'ready to play' Oct 09, 2009
Sam has had a great week of practice and is ready to playSooners' coach: Bradford 'ready to play' Oct 09, 2009
The report we got was that everything went about as well as it could and obviously we're very happy for Sam and his familyCoach says Bradford surgery went well Oct 28, 2009
We have great concern for what happened in Austin and I am incredibly disappointed that someone connected with our team would react so callouslyOkla. player suspended for Twitter remarks Sep 30, 2010
Robert Anthony Stoops (born September 9, 1960) is the head coach of the University of Oklahoma football team. During the 2000 season, Stoops led the Sooners to an Orange Bowl victory and a national championship.
Prior to coaching at Oklahoma, Stoops held various coordinator and position-coach positions at Iowa, Kansas State and Florida. In 2000, Stoops led his team to three consecutive wins over ranked teams including Texas, Kansas State and Nebraska. Stoops was awarded the 2000 Paul "Bear" Bryant Award and the 2000 and 2003 Walter Camp Coach of the Year for "Coach of the Year."
Stoops is one of 6 children born to Ron Sr. and Evelyn "Dee Dee" Stoops in Youngstown, Ohio. He is a 1978 graduate of Cardinal Mooney High School, where his father was the long-time defensive coordinator of the football team. Bob and his three brothers (Ron Jr., Mike, and Mark) were all coached by Ron Sr. at Mooney. During a game in 1988 against the team coached by Ron Jr., Ron Sr. began experiencing chest pains. He was placed in an ambulance following the game and died en route to the hospital.