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What happened to no-excuses Stoops?

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08:23 AM ET 11.02 | On the day Bob Stoops was hired, back in 1998, he said: "I'll not shy away from expectations ... I will embrace them. There are no excuses. We're not going to talk about rebuilding." Thirteen years later, here's what Stoops said about the Notre Dame game: "We were just on the wrong side of some judgment calls .. I'm not complaining at all. I'm just saying, when you're in a tight game, those decisions are tough to overcome." Complaining? No. Excuse-making? Sounds like it to me. ... Judgment calls did not determine the OU-Notre Dame outcome. And there was a time when Stoops wouldn't have said anything even if they had.

The Oklahoman

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November 2, 2012  08:55 AM ET

Big Gam Bob is fine.....this is a fishing excursion

November 2, 2012  08:55 AM ET

Big GAME Bob....can't type this AM

November 2, 2012  08:57 AM ET

Textbook case of the media manufacturing some drama. The Oklahoman must be taking a page from the Austin American Statesman.

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November 2, 2012  09:33 AM ET

Who is Bob Stoops again?

November 2, 2012  09:37 AM ET
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Hopefully Tommy's team can come up big this weekend against KSU

THat was last weekend and they got killed.

November 2, 2012  09:40 AM ET
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Hopefully Tommy's team can come up big this weekend against KSU

Tech already played Optimus Klein ... got beat 55 to something...

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November 2, 2012  09:54 AM ET
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Big GAME Bob....can't type this AM

Oh I thought you knew something I didn't (actually I'm sure of THAT). But I thought you knew something about his gams.

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November 2, 2012  10:03 AM ET
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Wait what? You mean they already played? How come no one from Texas Tech showed up?

Optimus Klein happened. And KSU's defense is for real.

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November 2, 2012  10:30 AM ET

ND fans wee weeing on the prospects for other undefeated teams is unbecoming. Remember who you are, Domers. Be, um, Domer-classy... If you can get your heads around that concept.

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November 2, 2012  11:30 AM ET

"The wrong side of some judgment calls"?? I watched that game twice now,,, what the hell is he blubbering about? Does he mean to say the Irish put 30 on the board and held OU to 13 all because of some bad judgment calls by the refs?

November 2, 2012  11:31 AM ET
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Or that we have our own officials... You wanna win a football game against ND? Try running for more that 15yards, that's a good place to start. Or maybe don't let us connect on a 50yard bomb following your game tying TD. Or try to not throw within 20 yards of Manti Te'o. (Look how much ground he covers to make that pick. Insane)

From the time the ball went into the air for him to "intercept"? About a yard. before that he was running to get in on the tackle

And, IMO, the ball hit the ground before he had possession, but meh. It is over and ND beat OU fair and square....

 
November 2, 2012  11:43 AM ET
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ND fans wee weeing on the prospects for other undefeated teams is unbecoming. Remember who you are, Domers. Be, um, Domer-classy... If you can get your heads around that concept.

Please don't misinterpret Domer homerize loud mouth talk about a possible 12-0 season and a run for Title again after 2 long decades.
We Irish fans have been mocked and ridiculed to death. I am no fair weathered fan either,, and now is my time to say WHERE ARE ALL YOU MUD SLINGING DOOSHBAGGERSS NOW??!!!
HUH?!! WHATS THAT??! That's what i thought.

GO IRISH!!!

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