OU’s scholarship letter: team is “most premiere program”

Three-star linebacker Jordan Carmouche got his scholarship letter from the University of Oklahoma today, and it’s certainly an interesting one. In the letter, Sooners coach Bob Stoops refers to his program as “the premiere program in the country.”


Well, Stoops certainly has a high opinion of his program. Oklahoma certainly is a great program, having won eight Big 12 titles since Stoops took over in 1999 as well as a national championship in 2000. But to call it the premiere program in the country? That’s a bit much, considering how schools like Alabama, Florida State and Ohio State have thrust themselves into the national spotlight in recent years while Oklahoma, though it performed well, has fallen by the wayside in the eyes of most fans.

But just the same, Stoops has chosen to use that line as his selling point and it shouldn’t be held against him. Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher’s scholarship letter uses the school’s academics, on-field performance and NFL Draft success as its selling points, so there’s no reason that Stoops should not be able to go his own way.

Carmouche has a number of offers from other schools on top of Oklahoma including Baylor, Boston College, Texas, SMU and Missouri, among others, so Stoops had better cross his fingers that the recruit from Manvel, Texas chooses to head to Norman next year.

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