On message boards and other forms of media, much has been made about the way that Mike Stoops has acted on the sideline.
However, in reality, it means nothing.
Stoops' players love to play for him and his players do so every Saturday. If you were to ask the players what they thought of Stoops, chances are that they would say they would go to battle for him.
Simply put, Stoops brings out the best in his players and does so acting just the way he does.
While Stoops may get a little carried away on the sideline, the reality of the situation is that it does not hurt the team.
He does not get penalized or lose control of the way he calls the game. Rather, he instills the intensity of his actions into his players and it translates directly into the way they play.
There are always going to be people that don't agree with the way that Stoops handles games and how he acts on the sidelines.
However, it is not going to lead directly to wins or losses.
The play calling, practices, personnel decisions, and more are what is going to lead to that.
Mike Stoops does not need to be the most popular coach in the world and that will not take away from his success on the field.
Simply put, if Stoops keeps winning then less people are going to care about his demeanor. At this rate, it looks like that will happen sooner than later.
Stoops sideline antics overblown
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