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    Re: Breaking: Bob Stoops Retiring from Oklahoma

    Quote Originally Posted by deliveryman35 View Post
    I'm not buying the " I want to spend more time with my family " line. That's boiler plate coachspeak and frankly standard language that a lot of people use to put a smiley face on a resignation. I think there's something else at work here, though not necessarily nefarious in the least. Bob is still very young and I'll think you'll see him on the sidelines--somewhere--in 2018.
    Seeing I heard this on a local sports talk radio show I wouldn't put too much credit into it. But being in northwest Louisiana there are a lot of Sooner fans in the area. One of our local news reporters is a Sooner fan and he said this morning that Stoops and his wife are big into real estate and he is "hearing" (whatever that means) that is what they will be doing. Along with spending more time with kids and family. Take it for what it's worth. Time will definitely tell though.
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    Re: Breaking: Bob Stoops Retiring from Oklahoma

    The National Championship winning active coaches are down to four now: Saban, Meyer, Dabo and Jimbo.
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    Re: Breaking: Bob Stoops Retiring from Oklahoma

    Quote Originally Posted by BamaMoon View Post
    Lincoln Riley ready for this???
    It will take a couple of years to tell. OU is a premier job, that's a very big ship to steer for a 'new guy'...
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    Re: Breaking: Bob Stoops Retiring from Oklahoma

    Quote Originally Posted by deliveryman35 View Post
    I'm not buying the " I want to spend more time with my family " line. That's boiler plate coachspeak and frankly standard language that a lot of people use to put a smiley face on a resignation. I think there's something else at work here, though not necessarily nefarious in the least. Bob is still very young and I'll think you'll see him on the sidelines--somewhere--in 2018.
    The timing and suddenness of the decision is definitely odd, but maybe he just woke up one morning and realized it was time. I hope that's all it is, as no matter how critical I've been of some of his player handling, I would like to see him healthy and spending time with his family, if that's his desire.
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    Re: Breaking: Bob Stoops Retiring from Oklahoma

    I wish him well.
    Not a huge fan of his handling of problem players, and I regret Bama did not get a chance to even the score with the Sooners on the field, but, if he is sincere about hanging with his family while still young enough to enjoy it, good for him.
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    Re: Breaking: Bob Stoops Retiring from Oklahoma

    I think this is the right move for them. They could never get rid of Stoops but it felt like he was at a weird stage in his career where maybe they needed to move on. I also really like Lincoln Riley and think he has a good shot of making some noise.

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    At lot of people are saying that the timing is weird, but if you've got a protege on staff that you want to give an opportunity to this is really the perfect time. Players are locked in for the fall and it's too late to do a coaching search.

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    Re: Breaking: Bob Stoops Retiring from Oklahoma

    Isn't his wacko brother, Mike Stoops, on the OU staff? That could be a potential problem for Riley.
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    Re: Breaking: Bob Stoops Retiring from Oklahoma

    Quote Originally Posted by Moro Creek View Post
    Wonder how Tom Herman feels after this news.
    Elated. Though I suspect OU won't fall that far.

    I have mixed feelings about Coach Stoops. When he began his time at OU, I became a vicarious Sooner fan. That was during some of our darkest days, Oklahoma had similar colors and tradition, etc. When we played them in 2002, at Norman, as huge underdogs and we made that great comeback in the second half (only to see them dash our dreams at the end) I became an even bigger fan. Because I saw in them what I wanted Alabama to become again. As the years wore on, and Stoops began to express his opinions about the SEC and Alabama, I grew tired of him. But I will say that now that he's decided to retire, I'll always have respect for the job he did in resurrecting the Sooner program, and I'll always hate it that we didn't get another opportunity to beat him.

    He's one of the best coaches of this generation, and yes, a surefire hall of famer.

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    Re: Breaking: Bob Stoops Retiring from Oklahoma

    This is good news for my Buckeyes! Or is it? Big game on 9/9.

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    Re: Breaking: Bob Stoops Retiring from Oklahoma

    Quote Originally Posted by crimsonaudio View Post
    It will take a couple of years to tell. OU is a premier job, that's a very big ship to steer for a 'new guy'...
    ESPN had a stat earlier on this topic that I thought was interesting. The 3 head coaches that would be on the OU Mount Rushmore would be Wilkinson, Switzer, and Stoops. Their ages were 31, 35, and 38 respectively. The game and administrations have changed extensively since even Big Game Bob was hired, but they've had a lot of success hiring young coaches and building their brand in one spot. It'll be interesting to see if Riley falls more on the Stoops spectrum or the Kiffin spectrum. (Of young, raw coaching hires that is)
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    Re: Breaking: Bob Stoops Retiring from Oklahoma

    Quote Originally Posted by B1GTide View Post
    This is good news for my Buckeyes! Or is it? Big game on 9/9.
    Made the game more interesting IMO. I still think Ohio State is likely to win but this adds a little bit of a twist to it.

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