Big 12: Sooners Take Over

By Adam Caparell - July 26, 2006


Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops and RB Adrian Peterson just finished their sessions with the media and, needless to say, both were absolutely swarmed by everyone in the place.

Stoops actually picked up my digital recorder before be began his one-on-one interview with reporters, studied the thing, and said, "If this also a phone?"

"No," I said, "but for $100 it should be."

It got a laugh out of everyone around Stoops because practically every other reporter there had similar digital recorders, which aren't the cheapest things in the world.

Stoops is very media savvy, able to deflect questions and give answers to prying questions in ways that make guys refuse to press him more on the issue. I don't know how he does it, but it's a great trait to have for a coach. Not sure whether it's intimidation or what, but he has a presence around the reporters.

Posted by Adam Caparell at 01:06 PM on July 26, 2006
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