Stoops apologized for timing of retirement announcement, Gasso says


Stoops apologized for timing of retirement announcement, Gasso says

Gasso discusses her, group’s superstitions

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Up to date: 12:18 PM CDT Jun sixteen, 2017


Nationwide championship profitable OU softball coach Patty Gasso solutions viewer questions.

WEBVTT MARKIE: CONTINUING OUR TALK WITHHEAD COACH PATTY GASSO ABOUT HERWHEN LAST YEAR AT COLLEGE WORLDSERIES.WE GET THIS QUESTION A LOT, IKNOW YOU WANT TO CLEAR THE AIRABOUT THIS, BUT THIS CAME INFROM RON TRAVIS, WHAT ARE YOURTRUE FEELINGS ABOUT BOB STOOPSSTEALING YOUR THUNDER?DON’T YOU THINK YOU COULD’VEWAITED A FEW DAYS? TALKING ABOUTHIS RETIREMENT.>> HONESTLY, I DO NOT EVEN THINKABOUT IT.WE DON’T NEED THE GLORY.WE ARE SO PLEASED TO DO WHAT WEDID FOR THE UNIVERSITY AND FORTHE STATE.WE DON’T BASK IN THAT.WE REALLY DON’T.BUT I WILL TELL YOU SO EVERYONEKNOWS, COACH STUDENTS — COACHSTOOPS CALLED ME AND GRADUATEDME AND APOLOGIZED BECAUSE THISWASN’T PLANNED TO COME OUT THATEARLY.IT WAS MORE KIND OF LEAKED ANDPFORCED THE HAND FOR IT TO COMEOUT AS EARLY AS IT DID.IT WAS SUPPOSED TO COME OUT MORETOWARD THE END OF THE WEEK. IJUST TOLD HIM, ABSOLUTELY NOAPOLOGY IS NECESSARY.I’M JUST HAPPY FOR HIM, MAKING ADECISION ON HIS OWN THAT I THINKA LOT OF COACHES WHO ARE IN THEGRIND APPRECIATE HIM HAVING THECOURAGE TO DO THIS WHEN YOU AREIN THE HIGHLIGHT OF YOUR CAREER.I RESPECT HIM.HE IS DONE SO MUCH FOR MEPERSONALLY AND FOR ALL OF USCOACHES AND THE ATHLETICDEPARTMENT AT OU.NO, HE DID NOT STEAL OURTHUNDER.I LOVE HIM TO DEATH.COULD NOT BE MORE HAPPY FOR HIM.MARKIE: WE GOT THAT QUESTIONOVER WOMEN ONLY, SO WE WANTED TOHEAR THAT.LITTLE LESS THAN A CURVEBALL, DOYOU HAVE ANY WEIRDSUPERSTITIONS?>> A FEW.MY MOTHER ALWAYS TOLD ME WHENSOFTBALL STARTED TO BETELEVISED, SHE WOULD SEE ME ONTV AND I LIKE TO CHEW MY GUM ALOT.SHE SAID, DON’T TO GO WHENYOU’RE ON TELEVISION.I JUST KIND OF MADE THAT A HABITOF GOING IN AND PUTTING A LOT OFGUM IN MY MOUTH AND CHEWING ITAND GETTING THE FLAVOR ANDSPITTING IT OUT.SO WHETHER IT IS ON TV OR NOT.I ALSO USE A SMALL GOLF PENCILWHEN I AM WRITING AND MAKINGNOTES.THERE IS A BIG BAG OF PENCILSAND I HAVE TO LOOK THROUGH ITAND GET THE SHARPEST ONE I SEE.GET IT IN MY HAND AND MAKE SUREIT FEELS RIGHT.I HAVE NO IDEA WHY.IT IS JUST A HABIT I DO.THOSE ARE ABOUT THE ONLY THINGS.MARKIE: WHATEVER YOU’RE DOINGSUPERSTITIOUS-WISE IS WORKINGFOR YOU AND YOUR TEAM.PATTY GASSO,…



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