1999 Oklahoma Sooners football team

The 1999 Oklahoma Sooners football team represented the University of Oklahoma in the 1999 NCAA Division I-A football season, the 105th season of Sooner football. The team was led by first-year head coach Bob Stoops. They played their home games at Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma. They were a charter member of the Big 12 conference.

1999 Oklahoma Sooners football
Oklahoma Sooners logo.svg
ConferenceBig 12 Conference
DivisionSouth
1999 record7–5 (5–3 Big 12)
Head coachBob Stoops (1st season)
Offensive coordinatorMike Leach (1st season)
Defensive coordinatorMike Stoops (1st season)
Co-defensive coordinatorBrent Venables (1st season)
CaptainCornelius Burton
Josh Heupel
Matt O'Neal
Rodney Rideau
Mike Thornton
Home stadiumOklahoma Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 72,765)
Seasons
← 1998
2000 →
1999 Big 12 Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Northern Division
No. 3 Nebraska xy$   7 1         12 1  
No. 6 Kansas State x   7 1         11 1  
Colorado   5 3         7 5  
Kansas   3 5         5 7  
Iowa State   1 7         4 7  
Missouri   1 7         4 7  
Southern Division
No. 21 Texas xy   6 2         9 5  
Oklahoma   5 3         7 5  
Texas Tech   5 3         6 5  
No. 23 Texas A&M   5 3         8 4  
Oklahoma State   3 5         5 6  
Baylor   0 8         1 10  
Championship: Nebraska 22, Texas 6
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

Conference play began with a win over the Baylor Bears at home on September 18, and ended at home with a win over the Oklahoma State Cowboys in the annual Bedlam Series on November 27. The Sooners finished the regular season 7–4 (5–3 in Big 12), tied with Texas A&M for second in the Big 12 South. They were invited to the Independence Bowl, where they lost to the Ole Miss Rebels, 27-25.

Following the season, Stockar McDougle was selected 20th overall in the 2000 NFL Draft, along with William Bartee in the second round.

PreseasonEdit

After five straight non–winning seasons and failing to make a bowl appearance for four straight years, University of Oklahoma Athletic director Joe Castiglione decided to fire third–year coach John Blake at the end of the 1998 regular season and hire University of Florida Defensive coordinator Bob Stoops to replace Blake. Others considered for the job included Barry Alvarez, Jim Donnan, Bob Toledo, Dennis Franchione, Tommy Bowden, Gary Barnett, and Mike Bellotti.[1] The decision to promote a defensive coordinator to head coach ran contrary to the conventional wisdom of the time, but from the beginning Stoops was expected to be an exception to that theory, even without any experience calling offensive plays.[2]

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 116:30 p.m.Indiana State*W 49–074,119[3]
September 1811:30 a.m.Baylor
  • Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
  • Norman, OK
FSNW 41–1074,309[3]
September 252:30 p.m.at Louisville*FSNW 42–2141,214[3]
October 21:30 p.m.at Notre Dame*No. 23NBCL 30–3480,012[3]
October 92:30 p.m.vs. No. 23 TexasABCL 28–3875,587[3]
October 236:00 p.m.No. 13 Texas A&M 
  • Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
  • Norman, OK
FSNW 51–674,552[3]
October 302:30 p.m.at ColoradoNo. 24ABCL 24–3848,194[3]
November 62:00 p.m.Missouri
  • Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
  • Norman, OK (rivalry)
W 37–074,966[3]
November 131:00 p.m.at Iowa StateW 31–1037,073[3]
November 2011:30 a.m.at Texas TechFSNL 28–3842,020[3]
November 272:00 p.m.Oklahoma State
FSNW 44–775,374[3]
December 317:30 p.m.vs. Ole Miss*ESPNL 25–2749,873[3]
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time

Game summariesEdit

Indiana StateEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
First Meeting
Indiana State Sycamores at Oklahoma Sooners
1 234Total
Indiana State 0 000 0
Oklahoma 14 14147 49

[4]

BaylorEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
8–0 1998 W 28–16
Baylor Bears at Oklahoma Sooners
1 234Total
Baylor 0 307 10
Oklahoma 14 7317 41

[5]

Texas A&MEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
8–9 1998 L 0–29
#13 Texas A&M Aggies at Oklahoma Sooners
1 234Total
#13 Texas A&M 0 600 6
Oklahoma 17 17143 51

ColoradoEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
34–15–2 1998 L 25–27
#24 Oklahoma Sooners at Colorado Buffaloes
1 234Total
#24 Oklahoma 3 7014 24
Colorado 7 71014 38

RosterEdit

1999 Oklahoma Sooners football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
OL 68 Howard Duncan So
RB 22 Quentin Griffin Fr
QB 14 Josh Heupel Jr
QB -- Nate Hybl Fr
OL 78 Stockar McDougle Sr
RB 30 Josh Norman So
WR 6 Antwone Savage Fr
OL 75 Mike Skinner Fr
TE 88 Trent Smith Fr
QB -- Jason White Fr
WR 17 Andre Woolfolk Fr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB 20 Rocky Calmus So
LB 10 Torrance Marshall Jr
FS 38 Roy Williams Fr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
PK 15 Tim Duncan So
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  •   Injured
  •   Redshirt

Roster

RankingsEdit

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. т = Tied with team above or below. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Final 
AP NR NR NR NR NR 23 NR NR NR 24 NR NR NR NR NR NR NR 
Coaches Poll NR NR NR NR NR 25 NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR 
BCS Not released NR NR NR NR NR NR NR Not released

2000 NFL DraftEdit

The 2000 NFL Draft was held on April 15–16, 2000 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The following Oklahoma players were either selected or signed as undrafted free agents following the draft.

Player Position Round Overall Pick NFL Team
Stockar McDougle G, T 1st 20 Detroit Lions
William Bartee DB 2nd 54 Kansas City Chiefs

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Chaptman, Dennis (November 24, 1998). "Alvarez's Name on Sooners' List". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Retrieved August 7, 2006.
  2. ^ Bohls, Kirk (December 21, 1998). "Exception to the theory–football coach Bob Stoops". The Sporting News. Retrieved January 5, 2007.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "1999 OU Football Season". Sooner Stats. Retrieved November 24, 2012.
  4. ^ "Indiana State vs. Oklahoma". USA Today. September 11, 1999. Retrieved December 4, 2014.
  5. ^ "Baylor vs. Oklahoma". USA Today. September 18, 1999. Retrieved December 4, 2014.