The Oklahoma Football program's top-10 moments from their 28 years in the Big 12

Well, Big 12, it's been fun. As you know, Monday, July 1, marks the Oklahoma football program's and the rest of the University's first official day as a member of the Southeastern Conference. So today, instead of bickering or arguing why or why not the Sooners should leave, let's celebrate their Big 12 past by ranking the program's top-10 moments as a member of the Big 12.
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3. December 1, 1998 - Bob Stoops hired as OU's 21st head football coach

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Bob Stoops' illustrious career at the University of Oklahoma spanned from 1999 to 2016, defining an era of dominance and excellence for the Sooners football program. Taking over a team that had struggled in previous years, Stoops quickly revitalized Oklahoma into a national powerhouse. Under his leadership, OU won 10 Big 12 championships and played in 18 consecutive bowl games, including four appearances in the BCS National Championship Game. Stoops' tenure included notable achievements such as winning the 2000 national championship, producing two Heisman Trophy winners (Jason White in 2003 and Sam Bradford in 2008), and earning numerous coaching accolades. Known for his defensive expertise and ability to recruit and develop top talent, Stoops' legacy is marked by consistency, innovation, and a commitment to excellence that solidified Oklahoma's status among college football's elite programs.