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  • DBob Asks: Looks like the Sooners may win their way to the end and still get 5th. Or worse if the fools on the AP Poll had a real vote. Hope you survived Bedlam, was it early this year?
    J.R.'s Answer:

    Yes, Bedlam was early but I enjoyed the weather Saturday on the OU sideline than I have in the past when it was bitter cold.  Beating TCU Saturday night will be an epic, SlobberKnocker!  

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  • Boomer Sooner Asks: JR, The U of Florida fired Bob McElvain today, after UF got woodshedded by Georgia. Now there are stories that the Gators are prepared to spend big to try and get Bob Stoops, who was Steve Spurrier's DC back in the day. Do you think Stoops would take the Florida job? Or maybe he wants to wait for an NFL job and see if Dallas has a losing season and Jerry Jones wants to bring him in to coach the Cowboys? Do you think Stoops is a coaching lifer and can't just walk away? Boomer Sooner!
    J.R.'s Answer:

    Coach Stoops has turned down Florida multiple times in the past and he's not a candidate for any coaching job according to my friend Bob. 

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  • Deanmurray1967 Asks: Mr. Ross; I am a 50 year old Canadian and a avid follower of both college( sorry but GO BLUE ) and the NFL. I would be very interested in your memories and thoughts on Marcus Dupree as a player and on his situation during his time at Oklahoma. Thank you Sir and God's blessing on you and your love Jan.
    J.R.'s Answer:

    The ESPN 30 for 30 tells the Marcus Dupree story amazingly well. He was the most immensely talented running back that I ever saw on any level in any era. Plus, he's a friend and a damn good dude.   

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  • Boomer Sooner Asks: JR, losing to Iowa State at home was heartbreaking and seeing them plant an Iowa state flag on our 50 yard line was a disgrace! We think part of the problem was Bob Stoops wasn't at the game, he was on a recruiting trip with his son. The team wasn't used to him not being there and Riley doesn't have the locker room yet. You would never see a Stoops defense give up 25 points in the second half in Norman to any Cyclones team! This season is ruined!
    J.R.'s Answer:

    Flag planting doesn't happen when the home team wins. End of story. 

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  • Hotty Toddy Asks: Random ass question: Thoughts on OJ Simpson potentially becoming a free man once again?
    J.R.'s Answer:

    Non plussed. No dog in the hunt. 

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  • MariahCareyLover Asks: Hey JR. Do you think Geno can take the reigns from Eli when the day comes that he hangs up his spikes or is that guy not even in College yet?
    J.R.'s Answer:

    Iffy at this time. Only time will tell based on what we've seen thus far. 

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  • jakefromstatefarm_116 Asks: How confident are you in Lincoln Riley as head coach for OU? He was great as an offensive coordinator without a doubt.
    J.R.'s Answer:

    Lincoln Riley is going to be a great, head coach at OU! Guaranteed. 

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  • POISON Asks: As an Oklahoma State Cowboy fan living in Norman, I'd be lying to say I'll miss Stoops. The Mullet vs Riley should be fun in the upcoming years, Go Pokes! P.s. really enjoy your sauces and ketchup
    J.R.'s Answer:

    Bedlam will always be fun no matter who the coaches are, IMO. Thanks for supporting our saucy efforts.

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  • Boomer Sooner Asks: JR, whats your reaction to the sudden retirement of Bob Stoops? Did he tell you in recent months that this was on his mind? We're stunned! Its the end of an era. Coach Stoops is only 56 and already there's talk that he's just taking a year off before heading to the NFL. We'd rather it be that than it turns out that he or his wife have health concerns (another rumor) Really worried about how this will negatively affect next year's recruiting! Do you think Lincoln Riley at age 33 is too young to be a major college head coach? Hope it works out! Boomer Sooner!
    J.R.'s Answer:

    Lincoln Riley is not too young to be a head coach and he's a great fit at OU. Recruiting has never been better and it will only improve. 

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  • BuStA607 Asks: Do you find the timing of Bob Stoops stepping down a bit odd? Usually happens right after the season not in June.
    J.R.'s Answer:

    It was certainly unusual but odd? Not so sure about that but it was simply time. OU Football is in a good place. 

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