Around this time of year, you have college football coaches lobbying for why they should play in a certain bowl game or, this year, make the college football playoff.
All Stoops and the OU administration was asking for was to not be in the 11 a.m. time slot for Bedlam on Saturday when Oklahoma State comes to town.
OU got its wish Saturday night when the Big 12 conference announced the TV plans for next week. OU and Oklahoma State is 2:30 p.m. CST on FS1.
“Certainly you would think through all these games, that they would have some respect for our fans and us to not have the same time all the time,” Stoops said. “Whether it’s night or first thing in the morning … it doesn’t seem like they’re treating our fans in a fair way.”
There was a threat of OU being at 11 one more time, but TCU-Iowa State is going to be the morning kick. And in a shock to nobody at all, the Kansas State-Baylor matchup is going primetime.
OU is 12-3 in Bedlam under Stoops and is gunning to end the regular season on a three-game winning streak.