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John E. Hoover: Stoops' leadership evident in Sugar Bowl win

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Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops hoists the Sugar Bowl trophy after the Sooners defeated Alabama on Thursday. MIKE SIMONS / Tulsa World

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With the nightly debauchery of Bourbon Street literally just around the corner from their New Orleans accommodations, and facing a Sugar Bowl opponent as imposing as Alabama, it seemed only a matter of time — whether through misbehavior in public or unsightly play in the Superdome — before the Oklahoma Sooners would make reproachful headlines.

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Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops hoists the Sugar Bowl trophy after the Sooners defeated Alabama on Thursday. MIKE SIMONS / Tulsa World

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