Ex-Sooner coach Bob Stoops back with XFL

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Ex-Sooner coach Bob Stoops back with XFL

The XFL's 10-week regular season returns in February 2020.

Vince McMahon's XFL announced today that Bob Stoops will be the Head Coach & General Manager of the Dallas team. "If it wasn't, I wouldn't do it", Stoops told KWTV.

At the news conference Thursday, Stoops thought the XFL would be a good fit for him and his family.

Former Oklahoma head football coach Bob Stoops has landed a new head coaching gig - and it's a surprising one.

"I was also excited about starting something from the ground floor", Stoops said.

After serving as an assistant coach at the University of Iowa, University of Florida and Kansas State University, Stoops signed on as OU's head coach before the 1999 season.

The fact that Stoops is returning to coaching at the professional level is somewhat ironic in that he turned down several opportunities to coach in the National Football League when he was at Oklahoma. "The opportunity to put it together and help it grow".

Dallas is the first of the eight XFL squads to get a coach, but the remaining seven are expected to be announced soon.

Some might question why Stoops would choose the XFL over another college job, but for someone who wants a less-stressful, more relaxed dip back into coaching, it makes sense.

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