Ex-Oklahoma Coach Bob Stoops Back With XFL's Dallas Team

Bob Stoops

"When the chance to play a key role in building a new football league came my way, I couldn't pass it up".

Stoops was named coach and general manager of the Dallas team Thursday at the home of baseball's Texas Rangers.

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. "A lot of positives that way".

So, after two years off, why did Stoops decide to get back on the sideline? This just seems like a good window and opportunity to get back in and get a good feel of it.

Part of the appeal for Stoops is the timing of the XFL season, which will start in early February and end in April. Its teams will be stocked with National Football League has-beens and college cast-offs, players Stoops may be fairly familiar with, given the extensive scouting and recruitment he did during his time in Oklahoma.

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"Initially, I was like I don't think that would be something that I would want to do".

Stoops coached the Oklahoma Sooners to a 190-48 record before he announced his retirement on June 7, 2017.

"It's a different time of year".

Stoops credited XFL CEO and commissioner Oliver Luck for convincing him to return to coaching and take a chance in the reborn league. "Having a coach as successful as Bob share the XFL's vision to reimagine the game is energizing and further validates our mission".

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