A legend in the world of College Football is taking his talents to the big time. According to a report from CBS Sports, former University of Oklahoma head football coach Bob Stoops will be hired as the Head Coach and General Manager of the XFL franchise that will be based in Dallas.
The announcement is expected to be made on Thursday.
The new XFL announced the cities where teams will be located in December of 2018. You can see a video of that announcement below:
Just who is Bob Stoops? CBS provided the following regarding his coaching legacy:
Stoops spent 18 years as the coach of the Sooners (1999-2016), compiling an overall record of 190-48 in Norman, Oklahoma, and capturing the national championship during the 2000 season in just his second year at the helm. Shortly before the 2017 season, Stoops abruptly announced his retirement from coaching, handing over the reins to up-and-coming offensive guru Lincoln Riley. Since Stoops’s departure, Oklahoma has made consecutive College Football Playoff appearances, both times seeing a premature exit in the semifinal round.
This is actually a pretty big deal, and is going to give the XFL instant credibility. Bob Stoops is one of the greatest college football coaches to ever live, and the league being able to land a big name like this will do wonders down the road.
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