The football Cats are still trying to learn and figure out what it will take to get back to winning games.
Much like their new head coach, both staff and players are going through a tough process.
For Stoops, the Western game was like pulling of a band-aid.
Losing 35-26 hurts and losing your first game as a head coach is obviously not the way you'd like to come out.
But what is important is that everyone learns from the game.
Something Stoops says he adjusted to in Nashville.
More from Coach in the video.