1999 Oklahoma Sooners football team
|1999 Oklahoma Sooners football|
|Conference||Big 12 Conference South|
|1999 record||7–5 (5–3 Big 12)|
|Head coach||Bob Stoops (1st year)|
|Offensive coordinator||Mike Leach (1st year)|
|Defensive coordinator||Mike Stoops (1st year)|
|Co-defensive coordinator||Brent Venables (1st year)|
|Home stadium||Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
|1999 Big 12 football standings|
|#3 Nebraska xy†||7||–||1||12||–||1|
|#6 Kansas State x||7||–||1||11||–||1|
|#21 Texas xy||6||–||2||9||–||5|
|#23 Texas A&M||5||–||3||8||–||4|
|Championship: Nebraska 22, Texas 6|
|† – BCS representative as conference champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll
The 1999 Oklahoma Sooners football team represented the University of Oklahoma in the 1999 NCAA Division I-A football season 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.
Conference play began with a win over Baylor at home on September 18, and ended with a win over Oklahoma State in the annual Bedlam Series on November 27. The Sooners finished the season 7–5 (5–3 in Big 12), tying for second with Texas A&M in the Big 12 South. They were invited to the Independence Bowl, where they lost to Ole Miss, 25–27.
Following the season, Stockar McDougle was selected 20th overall in the 2000 NFL Draft, along with William Bartee in the second round. Tying with the 2000 and 2001 seasons, this is the least amount of Sooners drafted in the 15 years of the Stoops era, with only two players from Oklahoma selected.
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. 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.
|September 11||6:30 PM||Indiana State*||Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK||W 49–0||74,119|
|September 18||11:30 AM||Baylor||Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK||FSN||W 41–10||74,309|
|September 25||2:30 PM||at Louisville*||Papa John's Cardinal Stadium • Louisville, KY||FSN||W 42–21||41,214|
|October 2||1:30 PM||at Notre Dame*||#23||Notre Dame Stadium • Notre Dame, IN||NBC||L 30–34||80,012|
|October 9||2:30 PM||vs. #23 Texas||Cotton Bowl • Dallas, TX (Red River Rivalry)||ABC||L 28–38||75,587|
|October 23||6:00 PM||#13 Texas A&M||Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK||FSN||W 51–6||74,552|
|October 30||2:30 PM||at Colorado||#24||Folsom Field • Boulder, CO||ABC||L 24–38||48,194|
|November 6||2:00 PM||Missouri||Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK (Tiger-Sooner Peace Pipe)||W 37–0||74,966|
|November 13||1:00 PM||at Iowa State||Jack Trice Stadium • Ames, IA||W 31–10||37,073|
|November 20||11:30 AM||at Texas Tech||Jones Stadium • Lubbock, TX||FSN||L 28–38||42,020|
|November 27||2:00 PM||Oklahoma State||Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK (Bedlam Series)||FSN||W 44–7||75,374|
|December 31||7:30 PM||vs. Mississippi||Independence Stadium • Shreveport, LA (Independence Bowl)||ESPN||L 25–27||49,873|
|*Non-conference game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.|
2000 NFL Draft
|Stockar McDougle||G, T||1st||20||Detroit Lions|
|William Bartee||DB||2nd||54||Kansas City Chiefs|
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