Bob Stoops and Jim Ross on why recruiting rules college football and pro wrestling

Bob Stoops and Jim Ross on why recruiting rules college football and pro wrestling

Conversations with Coach: Stoops and the OU super fan/wrestling announcing legend discuss what Ross and Barry Switzer have in common.

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| Jan 3, 2024, 2:00pm CST

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Jan 3, 2024, 2:00pm CST

Professional wrestling and college football have a few major similarities. There is a locker room to manage, a roster to construct and — most importantly — top-level talent to recruit.

On this episode of Conversations with Coach, Bob Stoops and legendary wrestling announcer Jim Ross discuss the similarities between their professions, JR’s career, road stories and their shared optimism about OU football.

Among other topics discussed:

*Where Ross’ love for sports came from. (2:45)

*How he got started in pro wrestling. (9:43)

*How Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson came to be (15:06)

*JR’s favorite Oklahoma football memories (31:24)

*What the XFL and USFL merger will produce (35:33)

Producer: Jacquelyn Musgrove

Creative Director: Michael Lane

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