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COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Bob Stoops' cell phone was buzzing last November. Only hours earlier, he'd passed Barry Switzer to become Oklahoma's all-time winningest coach with a 41-31 win over Kansas State. It was a given that he was going to hear that night from one of his closest friends and the godfather of his twin sons. It was Steve Spurrier on the line. And boy, did Stoops hear from the Head Ball Coach. In his familiar twang, he heartily congratulated "Stoopsy." In Spurrier-speak, just about everybody has a "y" at the end of his first or last name, and sometimes both. "He let me [enjoy] it for about 10 seconds, let me soak it in just a little bit and then says, 'Now, Bobby, you have to leave and go do it somewhere else like I did,'" recounted Stoops, laughing so hard he could hardly finish the story. "That's him. There's nobody else like him." Not even close. Spurrier's so incredibly unique that we're not likely to see another one quite like him...
RENTON, Wash. -- Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll expressed disappointment and surprise Wednesday about the penalty the NFL issued the team Tuesday for violating the offseason no-contact rule in a minicamp practice when a fight occurred between cornerback Richard Sherman and wide receiver Phil Bates. "I'm really disappointed," Carroll said Wednesday after practice. "I don't want to be doing things wrong. I want to do things right and I'd like to show exactly how to do it. We're trying to do things the best you can possibly do it. Unfortunately, this decision makes it look otherwise." The Seahawks will lose two days of mandatory veteran's minicamp in 2015, as ruled by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. Carroll also was fined was at least $100,000 and the Seahawks were docked over $200,000 because of excessive contact between players in the June 18 minicamp practice, sources told senior NFL analyst Chris Mortensen. The Seahawks...
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