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Bob Stoops said he would like to see the NFL’s deadline pushed back

Bob Stoops said he would like to see the NFL’s deadline for underclassmen to declare for the draft pushed back.

Last year, the NFL’s deadline was Jan. 15.

With the new College Football Playoff this season, two teams will play Jan. 12.

“That question needs to be raised because that is an issue, when you’ve got a senior-laden team or when you’ve got some juniors that are in that position,” Stoops said. “There’s just no way to avoid it and it’s been hard, even with some in the past. Some other games are late like that with that date and that decision, even if they’re seniors knowing that it’s right around the corner, it’s an issue.”

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