The news broke yesterday and it was confirmed today that Bob Stoops, the former Head Coach for the University of Oklahoma, will be the Head Coach for the XFL's Dallas team.
Stoops coached the Oklahoma Sooners to a 190-48 record before he announced his retirement on June 7, 2017.
"When the chance to play a key role in building a new football league came my way, I couldn't pass it up". Stoops actually retired in 2016 and it is said that a big money amount would be needed to pull him in. "To hiring coaches, and then you gotta accumulate your players, get your organization set up, it reminds me of when I first arrived at Oklahoma".
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The XFL kicks off in February 2020, but no official start date has been released.
The move by Stoops will undoubtedly surprise many, as the former coach probably could've had his pick of head coaching positions in at big schools if he wanted to make a return to the college ranks. "If it wasn't, I wouldn't do it", Stoops told KWTV. I thought one of the best things I ever did in my career was getting my first staff together at OU.
Bringing Stoops on-board is the latest development for the enigmatic new XFL, a Vince McMahon creation and proposed alternative to the NFL. "So I'm excited about the opportunity". The league commissioner is seasoned business and sports executive Oliver Luck, father of Colts QB Andrew Luck.