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OU football: Name that coach!

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Football season is alive and well, and the University of Oklahoma Sooners are off to a solid start, sitting pretty at 2-0.

The Sooners know their game inside and out. But how well do you know the team’s coaching history?

This game is simple: I’ll show you a pixelated image of an OU coach, I’ll give you some information about their run with the team, and you take a guess at who it is. When you think you have the answer, click through to the next page and see if you’re right.

Ready? Take the field and have fun!


NUMERO UNO


This man coached the Sooners in 68 games, had 49 wins, 18 losses and one tie.

Who is he?


NUMERO UNO: ANSWER!


Chuck Fairbanks!

Ready for the next one? Click on.


NUMERO DOS


This coach had a 47-game winning streak, and served on the President’s Council on Physical Fitness.

Who is it?


NUMERO DOS: ANSWER!


Bud Wilkinson, duh.

Keep going.


NUMERO TRES


He once said, “They’ll write books and make movies about my time here.”

Who is he?


NUMERO TRES: ANSWER!


Howard Schnellenberger.

Yes, that Howard Schnellenberger.

A couple more left to go!


NUMERO CUATRO


This man was the Walter Champ Coach of the Year in 2000 and 2003, is currently 54 years old and began his coaching career at Iowa.

Know who it is? (If you don’t, then we’re no longer friends.)


NUMERO CUATRO: ANSWER!


Bob Stoops!

One more…


NUMERO CINCO


He played at Arkansas in the late 1950s, is 8-5 as a coach in bowl competitions and was inducted in the College Football Hall of Fame in 2001.

WHO DAT?!


NUMERO CINCO: ANSWER!


Barry Switzer! (Rocking some short shorts, circa 1986.)

Click once more, for old times’ sake.


YOU'RE FINISHED!


Well, there you go: You finished it! How’d you do? Share your score below.


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Richard Hall

Richard Hall is an award-winning newsroom developer, editor and blogger for NewsOK. He was born in Austin, Texas, spent his childhood in southern California and has lived in Norman since 1999. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2008. Read more ›

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