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Won’t stoop that low

Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops won’t be laying claim to the 2004 national title that Southern California had stripped by the BCS this week. The Trojans beat the Sooners 55-19 in a battle of unbeatens at the 2005 Orange Bowl to cap that championship season, but the blowout has been removed from the record books. “I don’t have any thoughts (on USC’s situation) and we’re not claiming any championships,” Stoops said this week. The BCS stripped the Trojans of their national title Monday for NCAA rules infractions involving extra benefits received by star Reggie Bush. Stoops said he believes the NCAA’s move to eliminate recognition for USC’s spectacular season could serve as a deterrent for others who would consider breaking the rules. – AP


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