The Times' annual college football countdown continues its march forward toward No. 1 with our pick for No. 18.
A lot of coaches coming off an 8-5 year at a top-tier program might be sneaking into the football complex through a back entrance.
Refreshingly, Oklahoma does not run that kind of gym joint.
It is hard to imagine a more assured, rock-steady coach than bulletproof Bob Stoops, who enters his 17th season in Norman. It seems like only yesterday, though, that he won his first national title in 2000 on his way to — we thought — several more.
Oklahoma's hierarchy has shown uncommon patience since Stoops arrived, in 1999, to rescue a broken...