Saturday, 23 February, 2019

Bob Stoops Officially Announced as Coach of Dallas XFL Team

XFL hiring a big name coach Report: Bob Stoops to be named coach/GM of Dallas XFL team
Cassandra Castillo | 10 February, 2019, 01:41

On Thursday, Oliver Luck officially announced former Oklahoma Sooners football head coach Bob Stoops will be the head coach and GM of the forthcoming Dallas XFL franchise. 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.

Stoops coached the Oklahoma Sooners to a 190-48 record before announcing his retirement on June 7, 2017. Stoops won seven games his first season before going 13-0 and winning a national championship in 2000.

According to the league, the XFL "will reimagine football for the 21st century" and deliver "authentic, high-energy football for the whole family at an affordable price".

"It's a different time of year".

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The move by Stoops will undoubtedly surprise many, as the former coach probably could've had his pick of head coaching positions in at big schools if he wanted to make a return to the college ranks. I've been limited in some of the stuff today this time of year anyway.

"Oliver reached out to me initially about the idea", Stoops said (via sooner sports.com).

The XFL will begin play in 2020 and will have a 10-week schedule. For those looking for another pro wrestling connection, Stoops is friends with longtime Sooners' backer Jim Ross. "It'll be challenging for sure". I thought one of the best things I ever did in my career was getting my first staff together at OU. "If it wasn't, I wouldn't do it", Stoops told KWTV.

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