Bob Stoops and Jason White remember recruiting and the magical 2003 season

Bob Stoops and Jason White remember recruiting and the magical 2003 season

“Conversations with Coach”: Bob Stoops catches up with former Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Jason White. White was Stoops’ first recruit after he got the OU job.

Mike Koehler

By Mike Koehler

| Sep 13, 2023, 11:30am CDT

Mike Koehler

By Mike Koehler

Sep 13, 2023, 11:30am CDT

Jason White remembers a lot about the 2003 season that saw him win the Heisman and take OU to the national title game, but one of the memories included the fear of losing another year to injury. White talks to former coach Bob Stoops about the highs and lows of being OU’s quarterback on the latest edition of Stoops’ “Conversations with Coach” on the Sellout Crowd network.

One of the first things Stoops did after he was named the head football coach for the Oklahoma Sooners in late 1998 was put in a call to Tuttle, Oklahoma.

Living in Tuttle was one of those great-at-everything small-town athletes. Jason White was the quarterback of the Tuttle Tigers and was seriously considering going to the University of Miami. OU hadn’t pushed too hard to get him.

But Stoops made White a priority, and a few seasons later, White was winning the Heisman Trophy and taking the Sooners to the national championship game.

Stoops and White reminisced about those days with the Sooners, especially his 2003 Heisman season, in the latest edition of “Conversations with Coach”, a special presentation of the Sellout Crowd network. 

Producer: Jacquelyn Musgrove

Creative Director: Michael Lane

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Mike Koehler is the founder of Sellout Crowd. Mike spent more than 15 years in journalism before starting Smirk New Media, a digital marketing agency, in 2010. Mike is a graduate of Missouri State University and lives in Oklahoma City with his wife Gaylee and three kids. Mike can be found on social media at @mkokc on Twitter and most everything else.

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