Bob Stoops Doesn't Have 'Intention To Coach Again'

Jun 10, 2017, 11:11
Bob Stoops Doesn't Have 'Intention To Coach Again'

Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops is reportedly retiring, according to multiple media reports. He led the Sooners to a national championship in 2000 and won 10 Big 12 titles over 18 seasons.

"The fact that Bob would hand it over at that time and really walk away from a great contract, brand new facilities, a brand-new office they just built for him, says a lot about Bob Stoops", he said.

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - Just three years ago, Lincoln Riley was the offensive coordinator at East Carolina.

Still, there will be an adjustment period since the Sooners had the same coach in place for 18 ½ years.

Riley was considered a top coaching prospect nationally. Many, including myself, feel like we should have a team back in the playoffs this year, giving our conference a shot at a national championship again. His teams set numerous records at East Carolina, and his success continued as Oklahoma's offensive coordinator.

When Bob Stoops took over as head coach of the Oklahoma Sooners, Riley was still in high school.

Oklahoma athletic director Joe Castiglione hired Stoops after the 1998 season.

The college football world may have been shocked, but some of Stoops' peers weren't stunned by the timing.

Stoops later became the Wildcats' co-defensive coordinator before leaving for the same job at Florida.

Because of the abrupt end to the legendary coaching career, there were those who were left wondering whether Stoops would leave the door open to a potential return to the sidelines. Carol and the three children are all special people and have been such a positive influence on him.

"He's still going to be coaching the offense, calling plays, so it's a bigger role for him on the defensive side of things and more responsibility", quarterback Baker Mayfield said. Riley might have the first one down, but he does not have the second.

Stoops is the only coach to win all four BCS bowls and a National Championship in the BCS era. Make sure to check out insider info on staff changes after Stoops' retirement and what Bishop knew, when he knew it. "Personally, I hate to see great leadership like Bob Stoops leave the profession, but we certainly wish he and his family the very best".

The administration then decided hiring one of OU's own was the way to go, and selected former player and assistant coach John Blake.

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