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College football stars who dominated headlines in 2017

College football never fails to provide fans with drama, breakout performances, upsets and shocking moves by coaches who seek greener pastures.Looking back at the most popular figures from the 2017 season, it’s clear that quarterbacks and head coaches dominated the national landscape. Not surprisingly, Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield found himself in headlines and talked about...
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December 30, 2017  |  Discuss

Bob Stoops boasts about dominance of Alabama schools

Even in retirement, Bob Stoops continues to talk his smack.The former Oklahoma head coach was the keynote speaker this week at the USO Mayor’s Luncheon in Mobile, Alabama ahead of the Dollar General Bowl. As he began his remarks, Stoops declared himself the Governor of Alabama and pointed to his recent Sugar Bowl wins over both Auburn and Alabama. Unfortunately, Stoops’ boast didn...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 23, 2017  |  Discuss

Bob Stoops has no plans to return to coaching

Bob Stoops has reiterated that he is done with coaching and does not have any plans to return to the sideline.After 18 seasons as head coach at Oklahoma, Bob Stoops stepped down in June and was replaced by former offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley. Since then, Stoops has made an appearance at Oklahoma’s game against Ohio State. In the crowd is probably the closest we can expect...
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 03, 2017  |  Discuss

Bob Stoops says that Lincoln Riley didn't answer his call day of game

Bob Stoops got a dose of reality on Saturday of where he stands now that he’s retired.Stoops attended Oklahoma’s road game against Ohio State at the Horseshoe to watch his former team. He even was invited into ABC’s broadcast booth for an interview during the first half.At one point analyst Kirk Herbstreit asked whether Stoops offers new coach Lincoln Riley advice with text messages...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 10, 2017  |  Discuss

Stoops open to joining College Football Playoff committee

Bob Stoops retired from his longtime position as Oklahoma’s head coach during the offseason, but his future might include another prestigious job.In an interview with ESPN’s Heather Dinich, Stoops said “it’d sure be worth listening” if approached about joining the 13-person College Football Playoff selection committee.Dinich notes the CFP committee, which at this point has not contacted...
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August 24, 2017  |  Discuss

Bob Stoops to make $325K per year in new gig at Oklahoma

Bob Stoops isn’t completely finished with Oklahoma. After retiring as the head football coach, he’s still going to be employed by the school in a lesser capacity.According to Brooke Pryor of the Oklahoman, Stoops is also going to be earning quite a nice salary. As Special Assistant to the Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics Programs, Stoops will be bringing home $325,000...
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June 20, 2017  |  Discuss

Bob Stoops denies he’s angling for Chicago Bears job

Apparently, Bob Stoops’ idea of a dream vacation is fun, sun and wind. Lots of wind.Stoops recently bought a second home in Chicago for $2.25 million, according to the Chicago Tribune, and said that he and his wife like to vacation in the Windy City. He says he doesn’t have his eye on a Chicago Bears head coaching job that could be vacant early next year.The 56-year-old Stoops stepped...
Via The Sports Daily
June 13, 2017  |  Discuss

Bob Stoops steps down as the Head Coach of Oklahoma Football

On Wednesday of this past week, the longest tenured head coach in college football stepped down. Bob Stoops announced that after 18 seasons as head coach of the Oklahoma Sooners he felt it was the perfect time to hand the reigns off to a younger regime. It is truly the end of an era in Norman, Oklahoma. Why now? After an impressive 11-2 season, having Baker Mayfield back for another...
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June 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Barry Switzer has funny reaction to Bob Stoops news

Before Bob Stoops got to Norman and turned Oklahoma back into a power, it was Barry Switzer who last had the Sooners contending every year. Switzer still has close ties to the program, and he sure did not see the news about Stoops coming.Switzer channeled President Donald Trump when reacting to Wednesday’s shocking news that Stoops would be retiring. Switzer’s reaction is completely...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 07, 2017  |  Discuss

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