Ex-Oklahoma Coach Bob Stoops to Run XFL's Dallas Franchise

Lynette Rowe
February 8, 2019

The team has not picked a name yet, but we do know they will be playing in the new Globe Life Park in Arlington that is home to the Texas Rangers.

According to multiple media reports, the league will announce that former University of Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops will be the Dallas team's first head coach and general manager. "But through our discussions as a family, started to think this would fit us correctly".

Stoops hasn't coached since retiring from his position at OU in June 2017. "If it wasn't, I wouldn't do it", Stoops told KWTV.

Despite Stoops' name coming up virtually every time a major college or National Football League head coaching job came open, he stayed in Norman until announcing his retirement before the 2017 season.

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The inaugural season kicks off in 2020 on Saturday, February 8 & Sunday, February 9, the weekend following the NFL's Super Bowl. But I respect the guys running things.

Talk of Stoops heading to the XFL first surfaced a couple of weeks ago and it was confirmed today. The 58-year-old led the Sooners to a 190-48 record and ten Big 12 titles during his tenure.

Given his dedication to the University of Oklahoma, friendship with Stoops, and affiliation with Vince McMahon, Jim Ross is pretty fired up about the news.

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