One thing that seems to happen to very successful head football coaches is that fans of opposing teams search out things to criticize them for. Oklahoma Sooners head coach Bob Stoops winning percentage of .801 (149-37) is the fifth highest among all active head college football coaches. Out of coaches with at least 100 games under their belt, only Urban Meyer ranks ahead of him.
That means when the recent Bob Stoops BCS bowl concerns causes fans from all over the country to nitpick him and complain about his comments. Stoops recent worries about the upcoming College Football Playoffs selection committee is one of those cases.
Stoops showed concern that it will be hard to find people without an agenda to serve on this committee. He feels that coaches (including himself) have too much to gain and lose by serving on the committee. He also feels the media, regardless of how unbiased they want to be, also has horses in the race.
This makes sense because a member of the Oklahoma media who votes on the Oklahoma Sooners will be accused of favoritism. If that same reporter votes for a team over the Sooners, he will be accused of voting against Oklahoma to appear more unbiased. No matter what they do, someone somewhere will accuse them of bias in their voting.
He then said the only really fair way to determine this was with computers and bringing the strength of schedule into the equation.
However, many people have focused on the fact that Bob Stoops BCS bowl concerns included how his Sooners were supposed to play in a BCS game, but a one-loss Northern Illinois made it instead. He believes that the strength of schedule should have put a better team in the BCS game. Tons of people around various message boards are making fun of Stoops for “whining” instead of actually listening to what he is saying.
Should OU have gotten into the BCS bowl game over Northern Illinois? Yes, they most definitely should have. Should the LSU Tigers have gotten into the BCS bowl game over Northern Illinois and even OU? Yes, they should have – but they didn’t because of the two-team per conference limit.
Bob Stoops BCS bowl concerns are not the coach crying that OU did not get into the BCS bowl, he is complaining that an inferior team that beat a cream puff schedule did make it over teams that did deserve to go.
But when Bob Stoops winning percentage is greater than every head coach in the SEC, it makes him an easy coach to slam.