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University of Oklahoma head football coach Bob is known for yelling at bad officiating. And who knows? Maybe he hollers at his play-calling coordinators from time to time just like we yell at Bucky, the Chicken-Fried News intern.

But Bob's recent complaints are coming off the football field, according to The Norman Transcript.

Stoops and his wife, Carol, reportedly notified Norman city officials in December to protest a development proposal expected to include hundreds of single-family dwellings, townhouses, retail, an assisted-living center and potentially a new school that would be part of the Moore district.

What's wrong with that, you ask? The Transcript reported that the couple took issue with the developing of 350 acres that would abut the western portion of 20 acres owned by the Stoops clan between Indian Hills Road and Franklin Road on 36th Avenue N.W.

Construction of a home at the address in northwest Norman is valued at $3.3 million, according to building permits.

In January, the Norman City Council reportedly approved an ordinance amending the Norman 2025 Land Use and Transportation Plan and voted to rezone the proposed development by J"J Properties. City staff planned to recommend the council authorize the rezoning request at a Feb. 9 meeting.

But not so fast, CFN friends! Norman attorney William Henley then sent a letter Feb. 3 withdrawing the protest by the Stoops family, according to The Transcript. Reasons were not provided, and the lawyer did not return calls for comment. No reasons provided, eh? That's fine. Sooner fans are still wondering why four consecutive running plays were called in the 2009 BCS National Championship when the Florida Gators had a goal-line stand.

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