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    Re: Breaking: Bob Stoops Retiring from Oklahoma

    Quote Originally Posted by Redwood Forrest View Post
    The National Championship winning active coaches are down to four now: Saban, Meyer, Dabo and Jimbo.
    Well, Pete Carroll is active but I get what you mean.

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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.
    that's fine. But just remember folks say the same thing every single time a "Saban to Texas" rumor comes up, too.

    "Oh, he hasn't denied it, he's using coach-speak, he's planning to bolt, blah blah blah"

    But that never matters. NOTHING Stoops says is going to be believed by most people.

    If the guy never comes back, his name is still going to come up in rumors every single year until he's 70.
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    Re: Breaking: Bob Stoops Retiring from Oklahoma

    Quote Originally Posted by selmaborntidefan View Post
    that's fine. But just remember folks say the same thing every single time a "Saban to Texas" rumor comes up, too.

    "Oh, he hasn't denied it, he's using coach-speak, he's planning to bolt, blah blah blah"

    But that never matters. NOTHING Stoops says is going to be believed by most people.

    If the guy never comes back, his name is still going to come up in rumors every single year until he's 70.
    So what do you think Stoops' legacy will be? Early on he was the revered as one of the best coaches in football. Later in he became known as "Big Game Bob".

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    Breaking: Bob Stoops Retiring from Oklahoma

    Quote Originally Posted by Redwood Forrest View Post
    The National Championship winning active coaches are down to four now: Saban, Meyer, Dabo and Jimbo.
    What really stings is that if Alabama had taken care of business on a couple of occasions there would be only 2


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    Re: Breaking: Bob Stoops Retiring from Oklahoma

    Quote Originally Posted by Bazza View Post

    Sorry if what I posted hit home. Maybe it's a good thing. Think positive! And Happy Birthday in advance!
    No problem, it has always been a bit of a joke I didn't think I'd make it. But it looks like I'm going to be here for a while. Actually, when I passed my dad's exact age at his death, I did feel a little weird having outlived them.

    My wife and I are taking a short trip for my birthday and I'm taking a self-imposed exile from social media, internet and message boards for the duration. So don't freak out too much when I'm not here.

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    Re: Breaking: Bob Stoops Retiring from Oklahoma

    Quote Originally Posted by Crimson1967 View Post
    No problem, it has always been a bit of a joke I didn't think I'd make it. But it looks like I'm going to be here for a while. Actually, when I passed my dad's exact age at his death, I did feel a little weird having outlived them.

    My wife and I are taking a short trip for my birthday and I'm taking a self-imposed exile from social media, internet and message boards for the duration. So don't freak out too much when I'm not here.
    Good for you and your wife, have fun and happy early birthday.
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    Re: Breaking: Bob Stoops Retiring from Oklahoma

    Quote Originally Posted by BamaJama17 View Post
    So what do you think Stoops' legacy will be? Early on he was the revered as one of the best coaches in football. Later in he became known as "Big Game Bob".
    He was known as "Big Game Bob" early on. It became a joke later when he lost the big games.

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    Re: Breaking: Bob Stoops Retiring from Oklahoma

    I'm going to say this in defense of Stoops. His job was to compete within the Big 12, which meant competing against Texas recruits who grew up in spread systems. He adapted. The fact that his teams often struggled against stouter defenses is real criticism but ultimately you have to build your program against your conference, not potential bowl opponents.


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    Re: Breaking: Bob Stoops Retiring from Oklahoma

    Quote Originally Posted by CrimsonForce View Post
    Who knows, but I'm surprised more top coaches don't retire after 10 years or so. Think about making $5M+ per year for 10 years and it's basically like winning the lottery. I would guess Stoops total compensation over his 18 years in Oklahoma is close to $60M - if you take into account salary and all the other perks of being a head coach at a blue blood program. I mean, at that point why in the world would someone still want to coach? Plus, I bet he stays onboard at OU in some capacity for a good chunk of change..
    This is what I was thinking. Why wouldn't a man who should be very financially stable retire and enjoy the rest of his life with family, travel, or other interests? Of course, a lot of these guys enjoy the competition and are already doing what they love, so they may think why not keep doing what I love and getting paid like a lottery winner.

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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.
    I'm sure there will be some Texas faithful who are still so obsessed with Saban that they will start a list of coaches who got Hermaned. Stoops was so afraid of our new coach that he quit before we could drop a 60 point beat down on him. Yeah, I'm sure they will start it up.

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    Re: Breaking: Bob Stoops Retiring from Oklahoma

    The only Texas coach in my lifetime who compared to Stoops was Darrell Royal. Herman TBD.
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    Re: Breaking: Bob Stoops Retiring from Oklahoma

    Quote Originally Posted by teamplayer View Post
    This is what I was thinking. Why wouldn't a man who should be very financially stable retire and enjoy the rest of his life with family, travel, or other interests? Of course, a lot of these guys enjoy the competition and are already doing what they love, so they may think why not keep doing what I love and getting paid like a lottery winner.
    For some folks it's live to work, instead of work to live.
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    Re: Breaking: Bob Stoops Retiring from Oklahoma

    Quote Originally Posted by CrimsonProf View Post
    I'm going to say this in defense of Stoops. His job was to compete within the Big 12, which meant competing against Texas recruits who grew up in spread systems. He adapted. The fact that his teams often struggled against stouter defenses is real criticism but ultimately you have to build your program against your conference, not potential bowl opponents.


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    You know, I was trying to figure out who actually brought the "spread" offense to the Big 12. Stoops brought it with him to Oklahoma. His first year there, they set several passing records. Of course, Oklahoma had been a wishbone offense even throughout the 80s, until Switzer was forced out. One of the coaches after Switzer went back to the wishbone for a year but it was a disaster.

    So, I was trying to remember if it was Stoops who brought the spread to the Big 12. I think it was. Mike Leach was his OC that first season before he went to Texas Tech...

    But I agree with your point. He did what he had to do to win at Oklahoma.

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