View Full Version : Stoops or Switzer?

08-29-2008, 04:03 PM
So has Stoops surpassed Barry Switzer in the hearts and minds of Oklahomans yet?

I would say not quite, personally. But a Nat'l Championship this year puts him over the top! *laughs*

Your opinion?

08-29-2008, 06:05 PM
I regard them as equals. Probably because I was born in '80 and didn't get to really follow OU in his prime.

08-29-2008, 06:15 PM
Following the Sooners in the Switzer era required fans to pay as much attention to the police blotter as they did the sports page. Stoops is a quantum leap ahead of Switzer in terms of the overall benefit his tenure has had for the state and for OU.

08-29-2008, 06:49 PM
Switzer would have had a big problem with the NCAA of the 00's.

OU probably would have lost its football program by now.

08-29-2008, 09:49 PM
Switzer is and always will be the best Coach ever.

08-29-2008, 10:35 PM
Different times, different styles of coaching and recruiting all together not a fair comparison in my mind. Bob is great at what he does in today's world and Barry did a great job in his day. One is not better than the other just great at what they do/did when they are/were doing/did it.

08-30-2008, 09:29 AM
Not yet. He still needs one or two more National Championships.