Bob Stoops has been linked to dozens of jobs over the years.
The most bizarre — by a long shot — is that the former Oklahoma coach is set to get back into coaching, but in the resurrected XFL.
XFL to upstage the AAF on Thursday by naming its Dallas coach/G.M., and it likely will be Bob Stoops https://t.co/6aHHj93gYN— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) February 6, 2019
"If that's what he chooses do to I'll be nothing but supportive and happy," OU coach Lincoln Riley told The Sports Animal on Wednesday.
The Dallas franchise will announce its new coach at 1 p.m. Thursday at Globe Life Park in Arlington, according to a team release.
The XFL is owned by World Wrestling Entertainment chairman Vince McMahon and is expected to begin playing games in February 2020 with eight teams. Limited workouts will begin this fall, according to the Houston Chronicle.
Stoops retired in 2017 after breathing life back into OU’s football program, following period of disrepair. He became the program’s winningest coach, going 190-48 over 18 seasons, which included the 2000 national title. In four seasons before his 1998 arrival, the Sooners were 17-27-1 overall and 19-21 in the Big Eight/Big 12.