Punter U hasn’t quite lived up to its normal expectations. Last week Grant McKinniss averaged only 35.8 yards in five punts. Is there a quick fix? Stoops said they’ll continue to work on it before getting a little cheeky.
“My therapist tells me if I was playing golf with somebody and he was missing putts, I wouldn’t be screaming at him to make the putts, right? So I probably shouldn’t be saying anything to Grant either. That’s from my therapist.”
He couldn’t hide his laughs for long. “I’m teasing, that’s from my own mind,” he said through chuckles while twirling his fingering in circles around his head, the universal sign for “I’m cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs.”
The putters’ analogy was one of many light moments in the press conference. He started laughing uncontrollably when he went to examine the game notes at the podium and they were upside down. When Kyle Tucker asked about his in-game behavior on the sideline, he went to grab the tiny Coca-Cola on the podium. I thought he was going to crush it in front of us all, instead he nearly dropped it, said “I flinched” and laughed.
It’s good to be the King when you’re coaching a winning team.