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07-24-2012, 12:19 AM
Some interesting Bob Stoops comments.

“Bottom line, I have always been aware of who I answer to,” Stoops said. “And that is the athletic director and president. That is Joe Castiglione and David Boren and ultimately our board of regents. I have always been very aware that I work for the university.”

Funny the things you learn. Stoops told us Monday that his best teacher on the rightful order of power came from an unlikely source.

Steve Spurrier.

“Here was a guy who really brought the success to Florida before they had much, a Heisman Trophy winner,” Stoops said. “As popular and strong a figure as he was, he always made us assistants aware that he answered to athletic director Jeremy Foley and the president.

“The university's always going to be bigger than any of us.”

Again, leave it to Stoops to provide simple clarity. Joe Paterno became bigger than Penn State. That was the fault of both Paterno and Penn State. And it led to the destruction of a legacy.

07-24-2012, 03:50 AM
Wow, very well put on the part of Stoops. Major respect for him, as always.

On a side note, it was humorous listening live to Tubbs begging to keep his job at Taco Tech.