Bob Stoops defends brother, coaches after surrendering FBS record total yards

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This time last year, everybody was lauding Oklahoma’s defense as one of the best in the country. That was exactly head coach Bob Stoops’ reasoning when he was forced to field questions concerning the poor showing against the Texas Tech Red Raiders and his brothers job security as defensive coordinator.

Oklahoma won a shootout on Saturday against the Red Raiders; 65-59. The offense had no trouble moving the ball through the air or on the ground and were in total control throughout. The story couldn’t have been more different on the other side of the ball. The Sooner’s allowed an FBS record 819 total yards to Red Raiders quarterback Patrick Mahomes and Texas Tech almost pulled off a come-from-behind-upset.

“It isn’t just my brother and I,” Bob Stoops said. “It’s coach (Kerry) Cooks, coach (Calvin) Thibodeaux, coach (Tim) Kish.”

Sooners fans have grown weary of the poor defense, as Oklahoma allowed more than 40 points in a game for the third time this season. Many feel that coach Mike Stoops would have already been fired if it were not for the familial ties to the head coach.

The No. 16 Oklahoma Sooners remain unbeaten in conference play.

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