Oklahoma Sooners Football: Five biggest questions for 2015 season

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Jul 21, 2015; Dallas, TX, USA; Oklahoma Sooners head coach Bob Stoops speaks to the media during the Big 12 Media Days at Omni Dallas. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

5. Bob Stoops Is Not Going Anywhere

The Sooners had a season last year that left them with lots of questions and a “back to the drawing board” mentality. While OU was heavily ranked and favored at the start of last season, issues began to unfold leaving OU football in the middle of the Big 12 and the firing of offensive coordinator Josh Heupel.

The Joe Mixon situation was another black-eye for the Sooner program. Not only was Oklahoma their top recruit, but Oklahoma had the local and national media hounding the fields questioning how Oklahoma dealt and handled that situation.

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OU had bad losses against TCU, Kansas State, Baylor, and Clemson in the Russell Athletic Bowl. Fans questioned turning Blake Bell from a quarterback to a tight end, Heupel’s playcalling, the lackluster secondary, and if Stoops was on his way to Florida, Michigan or the NFL for another coaching job.

The rumors of Stoops leaving OU last season came fast and plentiful. However, Stoops has pretty much handled every rumor the same way by refusing to publicly confirm or deny interest and/or contact with each possible suitor. It seems like Stoops is continuously linked to other head coaching jobs but never accepts the position. Stoops maintains that he is in Oklahoma to stay.

The fact of the matter is Stoops has OU competing at a high level year in and year out, and with all the changes he’s made to the coaching staff and bringing in five-star recruits, it’s safe to say that Stoops is not going anywhere despite the constant rumors with each passing season.

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