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    Breaking: Bob Stoops Retiring from Oklahoma

    Whoa...

    Bob Stoops, one of the three coaching giants of Oklahoma’s century-long football excellence, plans to tell his team Wednesday that he will retire after 18 seasons as the Sooner head coach.


    An OU source said offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley will take over as head coach.


    It is expected that Stoops will remain with the university in some capacity.
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    Bob Stoops Retiring

    To be replaced by Lincoln Riley..

    http://newsok.com/source-ou-coach-bo...rticle/5551964

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    Re: BREAKING: Bob Stoops Retiring from Oklahoma

    Looks like I can start rooting for Oklahoma again.

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    Re: BREAKING: Bob Stoops Retiring from Oklahoma

    Interesting......

    Take a year off -- make some TV Money and then end up the new Head Coach where?

    Notre Dame?
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    Re: Breaking: Bob Stoops Retiring from Oklahoma

    WOW!


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    Re: BREAKING: Bob Stoops Retiring from Oklahoma

    Just bought a second million dollar home (Brownstone) in Chicago....ND is close ...

    Interesting......

    Take a year off -- make some TV Money and then end up the new Head Coach where?

    Notre Dame?[/QUOTE]

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    Re: BREAKING: Bob Stoops Retiring from Oklahoma

    I have to believe he's being forced out or is planning to take another gig. No way the "retirement" sticks.

    Crazy news though.

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    Re: BREAKING: Bob Stoops Retiring from Oklahoma

    WOW..> That's a huge new.
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    Re: BREAKING: Bob Stoops Retiring from Oklahoma

    Bruce Feldman tweeted a source said Stoops and OU's other OC have been grooming Lincoln Riley to take over for the past year. Maybe this has been in the works, but the timing is awful strange.
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    Re: BREAKING: Bob Stoops Retiring from Oklahoma

    That would certainly explain his seemed lack of interest in the Bama OC job...

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    Bruce Feldman tweeted a source said Stoops and OU's other OC have been grooming Lincoln Riley to take over for the past year. Maybe this has been in the works, but the timing is awful strange.

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    Re: Breaking: Bob Stoops Retiring from Oklahoma

    Does he want to come down as a consultant?


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    Seems... strange...
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    Re: Breaking: Bob Stoops Retiring from Oklahoma

    This is the reason I check tidefans throughout the day. Big news of the week for sure.


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