Vince McMahon's XFL is expected to announce the hiring of Bob Stoops as the head coach and general manager of the league's franchise in Dallas, Texas.
Stoops was introduced in a news conference Thursday by Oliver Luck, commissioner of the XFL. "You can only do so much golf in this period", Stoops said.
We should start hearing more announcements from the XFL as we move into the spring of 2019, including names, colors and other team specifics.
The 58-year-old Stoops led the Sooners to a national championship in 2000 en route to becoming the Walter Camp Coach of the Year Award that year and again in 2003. "If it wasn't, I wouldn't do it", Stoops told KWTV.
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.
Former Oklahoma head football coach Bob Stoops has landed a new head coaching gig - and it's a surprising one. But I respect the guys running things. Shortly before the 2017 season, Stoops abruptly announced his retirement from coaching, handing over the reins to up-and-coming offensive guru Lincoln Riley.
The XFL will begin play in 2020 during the early part of the year and will feature a 10-week regular season.