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BY DI READERS | DECEMBER 05, 2013 5:00 AM

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Re: A tale of two coaches

Everyone assumed that if Iowa offered Stoops the job, it was a done deal. Turned out the “done deal” was with Oklahoma and the Iowa interview was pro forma, just to sweeten the pot. And why would someone not choose Oklahoma over Iowa? Fry won at Iowa with few blue-chip recruits, while the Sooners had a blue-chip assembly line, in a conference with lower academic standards.

Winston Barclay

And look at the talent that was immediately available at Oklahoma. They won a national championship in his second year. No coach in the world could have led the three-win 2000 Hawks to a winning record, must less a national championship. If Stoops had come to Iowa, I don’tt think he would have had a whole lot more success than Ferentz. Ferentz has done an excellent job.

Joshua Huebner

I heard Stoops on the radio last year here in Kansas City, before one of their games. He gushed on about Iowa like he was a paid spokesman; I mean he really gave credit to the UI for his success as a coach. He really went on about it, said how it affected his brothers and gave Iowa a glowing endorsement. It was pretty amazing to hear and rather nice, I must say.

Mike Boothe

Both quality men and football coaches, and I greatly admire Bob Bowlsby’s integrity in finishing the identified hiring process. Even if you believe Stoops the “better” choice, the integrity displayed in the process is more important to me. Ended up being good for Oklahoma and good for Iowa.

Online user kevin_fiene


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