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Parcells to OU. Stoops not to the Broncos.

Posted on: January 3, 2009 6:06 pm
Edited on: January 3, 2009 6:08 pm

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Dolphins EVPFO Bill Parcells attended Oklahoma's Saturday practice.

EVPFO, that's Executive Vice President for Football Operations or fancy talk for general manager.

"He’s just evaluating our players I’m sure, but it was great to have him here. I’ve always been a big fan of the way he coaches and the way he handles you media guys too," Bob Stoops said. "I think it’s always important when you get a legendary figure and a guy that’s a hall of fame coach. I just like to have our players see and hear from those kind of guys and always he has a great message for them."

Stoops also shot down rumors about him and the vacant Broncos job. Denver owner Pat Bowlen is an Oklahoma grad.

"What situation? That’s a rumor that I have not heard and no one has contacted me about that so I don’t know anything about it," Stoops said. "We’re preparing for a national championship and that’s all my focus and all my concentration’s on so obviously I’m not a candidate. I’m sure someone might have told me other than you guys if I was a candidate."

 The early hypocrite of year award goes to Joe Paterno. The venerable coach complained about the media intrusion on himself and his team at the Rose Bowl.

 “People running around with cameras taking pictures of me," Paterno told reporters on Friday, the day after his team lost to USC in the Rose Bowl, "when I’ve got a team of guys bustin’ their butts to get themselves in this situation. And people are more worried about me than talking about guys like Daryll Clark and Derrick Williams and people like that.”

Hey, we'd love to talk to them coach but you closed the lockerroom after the game which is against BCS policy. You also stiffed ABC on a promised interview before the game.

“I just think there’s a limit to how much you can expose your football team to.”

Those two statements don't make sense together, coach. You can't complain about us not talking to your players, then in the same breath complain about how much we talk to your players.

The Rose and BCS are considering what action to take against Paterno and Penn State. There are apparently fines for violating terms of the BCS contract which states that lockerrooms must be open to media after all five games.

 There are some strong hints that Oregon offensive coordinator Chip Kelly isn't going to be a coach in waiting much longer. Mike Bellotti seems to be clearing the decks to become athletic director before next season. Bellotti has given two assistants permission to "explore other options." Those options apparently do not include staying at Oregon under Kelly.

  Pardon Utah if it felt slighted at the Sugar Bowl. First there were shirts being sold identifying Utah as being in the WAC (it is in the Mountain West). Before the game fans were given some novelties (clappers, etc.) that identified the Utes as being the "Uthes". 


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Since: Nov 4, 2008
Posted on: January 5, 2009 3:52 pm

Parcells to OU. Stoops not to the Broncos.

So I'll admit it.  I like JoePa.  I'm a Penn State fan too.  So even though I try to read dispassionately, I'm sure that I'm not immune to becoming a bit defensive when someone has less-than-flattering things to say about Joe.  Nevertheless, I think you're missing the mark, Dodd.  Joe never said he wanted the media to talk to his players, but to talk about his players, and to do so more frequently than they talk about him and his hip replacement, his future, whether he would coach on the field or from the press box, etc.  It wasn't inconsistent for Joe to refuse a pre-game interview, which he knew would be more about him than his team, and to refuse post-game access to the locker room for the same reason; it was a message to the press actually to cover football, which is, after all, your job.  And I respect that.  Peace. 

Since: Jan 18, 2008
Posted on: January 5, 2009 10:59 am

Parcells to OU. Stoops not to the Broncos.

This is a great post.  Balanced and well thought out.

What could create more interest than controversy?   A playoff system.    Can you imagine the hype if Utah made the next round to play against Virginia Tech...   They hype that USC would get if they play the winner of Texas vs OSU.   Can you imagine the interest if Ole Miss played the winner of OU vs. Florida for a possible rematch?   If interest is only garnered by controversy, then why not go back to the days of AP and coaches polls where 2 national champions could be crowned.

Since: Nov 5, 2008
Posted on: January 4, 2009 7:54 pm

Parcells to OU. Stoops not to the Broncos.

I hate Oklahoma. BOOOOOOOMMMM!!!! However, I like Parcells, so this is very unsettling.

Since: May 2, 2008
Posted on: January 4, 2009 6:03 pm
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Since: Dec 27, 2008
Posted on: January 4, 2009 4:17 pm

Parcells to OU. Stoops not to the Broncos.

Thanks Futball,

 I just might do the blog thing- but you have to have a higher status to start one- so maybe in a few months- I'll let you know when I do

I like to read everybody's comments- and views, -- but the extremest really get me going.(kudos to the guys that can make a call BEFORE it happens)

Since: Oct 7, 2007
Posted on: January 4, 2009 3:41 pm

Parcells to OU. Stoops not to the Broncos.

that was..... WICKED! Seriously though, that was very well put together and an enjoyable read.

Since: Jan 4, 2009
Posted on: January 4, 2009 12:38 pm

Parcells to OU. Stoops not to the Broncos.

Paterno has earned the right to give the media "the cold shoulder", if that is in fact the way people see it.  Can you blame anyone, much less a guy who has been around as long as Paterno for being fed up with nagging media members?  I like to see Paterno closing doors to major broadcasting.  He earned a fine because of it, and to me, the message he is sending is very simple.  If the man wants to go under the radar, then he should be able to do so.  Clearly it's worth at least 10,000 dollars to him.  Also, I'm tired of talk about Paterno not being able to coach effectively from a booth upstairs.  His team made the Rose Bowl, and they got hammered by a far superior team.  That is all that happened.  That was coming ever since the game as announced.  When players in the Penn State locker room feel that Paterno can no longer get it done, then we will have something to talk about.  Right now, he is still an excellent coach and that is all there is to this discussion.

Since: Sep 14, 2006
Posted on: January 4, 2009 8:34 am

Dodd alaways a crybaby

I love to hear Dodd wimper and cry when the media gets treated like lepers. For the most part your community has earned it. It is not about YOU guys, it is about the players and the game and the fans. I tire of the reporters self promotion and certainly tire of some of the reporters egos. We get enough of that with the Athletes.

Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: January 4, 2009 12:01 am

Parcells to OU. Stoops not to the Broncos.

 The early hypocrite of year award goes to Joe Paterno. The venerable coach complained about the media intrusion on himself and his team at the Rose Bowl.

3 more years of the grumpy old coot. 

Penn State people deserve everything they get from him.  What a baby.  Someone please change his diaper before he craps himself again. 

Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: January 3, 2009 11:22 pm

Parcells to OU. Stoops not to the Broncos.

Wow - lots of comments.  And some are not bad.  Maybe you need to just get your own blog.

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