Bob Stoops is retiring after 18 years as head coach of the Oklahoma Sooners. This is real. This is not a drill.
Breaking…— FootballScoop Staff (@FootballScoop) June 7, 2017
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Spoke with Bob Stoops. He confirms he is retiring as OU head coach. Team meeting to take pllace at 2:30. As first reported by @BerryTramel— Carey Murdock (@CareyWWLS) June 7, 2017
Bob Stoops told me he expects Lincoln Riley (@LincolnRiley) to be his successor. Said retirement is not about his health.— Carey Murdock (@CareyWWLS) June 7, 2017
CFB Twitter is currently doing this:
No idea why this is happening, but it means that noted gum chewing enthusiast Kirk Ferentz is now the longest tenured head coach in Division 1 college football.
UPDATE: This story has an actual Minnesota connection now...
With Lincoln Riley, 33, set to take over at Oklahoma, #Gophers' PJ Fleck, 36, to be displaced as youngest Power Five head football coach.— Andy Greder (@andygreder) June 7, 2017