In a game where the No. 3 ranked Oklahoma Sooners were almost upset by an unranked opponent for the second time in three weeks, former head coach Bob Stoops led a chant in Norman against the Texas football program. Stoops, now a member of Fox Sports, led a chant of “Boomer Sooner” and “Texas Sucks” in the “Big Noon Kickoff” ahead of the start of the Oklahoma-Nebraska game on Sep. 18.
This was a new way for the Sooners and a former head coach to try and jab at the Longhorns in a setting that just seemed weird. As the Oklahoma faithful prepared to face Nebraska during the set of Big Noon Kickoff, Stoops led a rally that gained a lot of energy.
Stoops yelled, “Boomer” with the Oklahoma faithful replying with a loud “Sooner”. And then, before the Big Noon Kickoff crew returned to the normal set of the show, he got energy from the fans in Norman by yelling “Texas” with the response “sucks”.
Texas football gets an attempted troll job from Bob Stoops
This all came before Oklahoma was almost upset by yet another opponent that they were favored to beat by at least three possessions. The Oklahoma offense struggled to get much of anything going. And a failed final drive by quarterback Adrian Martinez and the Huskers led to the 23-16 defeat for the Huskers.
Oklahoma was looking to prove a point that a slight win over the Tulane Green Wave in the regular season opener was a fluke two weeks back. But this effort by the Sooners still brings about question marks ahead of the Big 12 opener for each team.
But all of this hasn’t stopped Stoops from smiling through the pain to give Sark some props in the school of thought that he has the Longhorns headed in the right direction.
Texas is set to take on Rice on the night of Sep. 18. Early in that game, Texas has the 14-point lead in a game that might not mean much. More will be known about each team after each squad’s Big 12 opener next weekend.
Texas carried a record of 1-1 into the Rice game following a humbling loss to the Arkansas Razorbacks on the road on Sep. 11. Meanwhile, Oklahoma has a record of 2-1 heading into Big 12 play following a seven-point win over the Huskers.