Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops said his brother Mike Stoops was hit by a “perfect storm,” which led to Mike’s dismissal as the Arizona Wildcats’ head coach on Monday.
“It’s really unfortunate and it always hurts when you are close to someone and this happens,” Bob said at his weekly news conference in Norman.
“He just kind of hit a perfect storm. They had injuries early, actually before the season started — so kind of playing short-handed, and then you play three of the first four games against top 10 teams between Oregon, Stanford and Oklahoma State. So you kind of get beat up some more, or you get demoralized, and it’s just kind of hard to recover.