The Stoops brothers are back together again, if only for a couple days.
Bob Stoops announced Monday after practice his brother Mike will be in Norman this week. Mike will arrive Thursday and stay through the weekend, and yes he will be attending the game Saturday night against the Red Raiders.
Before everyone gets overly excited, Bob made sure to mention this is a family trip. Mike wouldn’t be able to assist with coaching duties due to the NCAA regulation on the number of coaches present for the time being.
I will predict he will see some sideline action though, maybe down towards the end zone, next to WWE super announcer, Jim Ross. Or with former Kansas Jayhawks coach Mark Mangino, who has been on the sidelines of almost every home game this season. It’s in a Stoops brother’s blood to be on the sideline.
Bob also isn’t worried about his brother trying to step in and give him advice, he told media yesterday, “I know my team better then he knows my team.”
For those of you who don’t remember, Mike was Bob’s defensive coordinator at Oklahoma before taking the head coach position at Arizona. Arizona got the seven-year itch last week, and fired Mike mid-season for his lack of production, aka winning. He ended his Wildcat coaching record at 41-49.
So Mike arriving in Norman less then a week after his firing, with his ENTIRE family seems a little suspect. Possibly house hunting? Mike is a great defensive coordinator, just not head coach materiel. My guess is we will see Mike back in the Crimson and Cream sooner, rather then later.