Mike Stoops: OU, Texas did the right thing with SEC move

Mike Stoops: OU, Texas did the right thing with SEC move

The Berry Tramel Show: Mike Stoops says he’s changed as a coach: 'I don’t think I’ve yelled in two years.'

Berry Tramel

By Berry Tramel

| Feb 19, 2024, 1:00pm CST

Berry Tramel

By Berry Tramel

Feb 19, 2024, 1:00pm CST

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Mike Stoops is about to share a conference with OU, where he coached the defense for years. Now an assistant on his brother Mark’s staff at Kentucky, Stoops says he’s learned a lot since leaving the Sooners. He talks about what he knows about the SEC and how he believes the Sooners and the Longhorns will fare in their new conference. All that and more on The Berry Tramel Show.  

Episode highlights:

1:46: On playing Texas, but not OU, in 2024

2:46: On rehabilitating under Alabama coach Nick Saban

5:17: On OU’s similarities with Clemson

9:15: How he hasn’t yelled in two years

11:17: On working for brother Mark after brother Mark had worked for him

Producer: Jacquelyn Musgrove

Creative Director: Michael Lane

Social media: Bobby Howard

Director of Content: Mike Sherman

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Berry Tramel is a 45-year veteran of Oklahoma journalism, having spent 13 years at the Norman Transcript and 32 years at The Oklahoman. He has been named Oklahoma Sportswriter of the Year by the National Sports Media Association. Born and raised in Norman, Tramel grew up reading four newspapers a day and began his career at age 17. His first assignment was the Lexington-Elmore City high school football game, and he’s enjoyed the journey ever since, having covered NBA Finals and Rose Bowls and everything in between. Tramel and his wife, Tricia, were married in 1980 and live in Norman near their daughter, son-in-law and three granddaughters. Tramel can be reached at 405-760-8080 or at [email protected].

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