Bob Stoops Makes the Move to the XFL

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When the XFL relaunches in 2020, they'll need to do some heavy lifting in order to shed the stigma still lingering from their 2001 bust.

Stoops, 58, retired in June 2017 at Oklahoma after coaching the Sooners for 18 seasons and passing Barry Switzer as the school's all-time winningest coach.

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Jim Ross noted on Twitter that he is close friends with Stoops and he is very excited about the news and he praised the league for hiring him.

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Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops talks on the field before the game against the Akron Zips September 5, 2015 at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma. I thought one of the best things I ever did in my career was getting my first staff together at OU. Stoops has this to say on his return to coaching in the XFL. That's exciting to me. The 59 year-old coach led the Sooners to a National Championship in 2000.

Vince McMahon's XFL is scheduled to announce its first of eight head coaches this coming Thursday in Dallas, according to NBC Sports.

Some might question why Stoops would choose the XFL over another college job, but for someone who wants a less-stressful, more relaxed dip back into coaching, it makes sense.

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