Stoops: We're fine

Bob Stoops likes the direction the program is heading

11/13/13 in NCAAF   |   andrewgilman   |   20 respect

NORMAN, Okla. - Football coach Bob Stoops was asked about the state of the program Monday afternoon in his weekly chat with the media.
 
He said he felt good about it.
 
Do you?
 
"7-2 and working to the end of the year," Stoops said. "Co-champs a year ago, right? What else do you want to know? We won it 2010 and tied it in 2012."
 
But after a pair of blowout losses which have knocked Oklahoma out of the Big 12 title race this season, the Sooners don't seem to have things going the right direction.
 
"It seems like every time you lose a game, it's like, oh, geez, the sky is falling."
 
Nov 7, 2013; Waco, TX, USA; Oklahoma Sooners head coach Bob Stoops argues with line judge Walt Coleman (L) and referee Mike Defee during the third quarter against the Baylor Bears at Floyd Casey Stadium.  Baylor beat Oklahoma 41-12. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY SportsThat's not the case, but things aren't exactly looking up, either. Quarterback Blake Bell has been, at best, inconsistent, the offense was dreadful in the 41-12 win against Baylor and the Sooners still have road games remaining at Kansas State and Oklahoma State.
 
Meanwhile, The Oklahoman's Jason Kersey detailed the program's decline, suggesting Oklahoma is not the same kind of team it once was under Stoops, comparing the first 10 years to the past five years. Check it out here. 
 
But Stoops not only backed Bell Monday – the Sooners will not make a change at quarterback – he said he thinks the team is going the right way.
 
"I do," Stoops said. "We have a lot of great players that are coming up."
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