Sweet home Chicago? Stoops explains house situation to Tulsa radio station

Bob Stoops, according to several reports Wednesday, will be named as the general manager and head coach of the Dallas franchise of the resurrected XFL product created and recreated by pro wrestling icon Vince McMahon.

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.

Pro Football Talk report  and Dallas WFAA-TV's Joe Trahan are both reporting Stoops will be named coach and general manager of the XFL's Dallas team Thursday. 

"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. 

 

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