ESPN’s Paul Finebaum had some harsh criticism for Oklahoma football coach Bob Stoops on Wednesday.
During an appearance on SportsCenter Coast 2 Coast, Finebaum discussed Stoops’ track record disciplining his players — like star quarterback Baker Mayfield and running back Joe Mixon — saying the head coach is “a total failure.”
Finebaum did applaud Stoops as a coach and the the level of success his program has had under his direction, while admitting Stoops falls short in some categories.
You can watch Finebaum’s comments on Stoops below:
“I believe what they say is he’s a very good coach, if not a great coach, but when it comes to discipline, I believe he’s a total failure,” Finebaum said. “I thought it was interesting what Baker said there, about setting a good example. Bob Stoops had a chance to set an example a couple of years ago during the Joe Mixon case. Instead he looked around and tried to find an equitable way out that was going to be good for him and very bad for the university’s reputation.
“When Bob Stoops talks, I don’t really listen, because I think he’s disingenuous when it comes to discipline. He’s not the only one, by the way. But we’re talking about his program here.”
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