Bob Stoops takes over XFL franchise

Report Dallas XFL team lands Bob Stoops as coach and GM

Report Dallas XFL team lands Bob Stoops as coach and GM

The Wrestling Observer Newsletter reports that the XFL is expected to reveal that former University of Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops will be the General Manager of their Dallas team.

Back in December, we found the XFL would be coming back and Dallas would be getting a franchise this time.

Since his surprise retirement in June 2017, multiple college programs had reached out to Stoops and his agent to gauge his interest in jobs, and there wasn't any.

He led the Sooners to 10 conference championships and a national title in his 18 seasons in Norman.

According to the league, the XFL "will reimagine football for the 21st century" and deliver "authentic, high-energy football for the whole family at an affordable price". "To hiring coaches, and then you gotta accumulate your players, get your organization set up, it reminds me of when I first arrived at Oklahoma". "It'll be fun. It's a different time of year".

"At first I thought it probably wouldn't be for me", Stoops said.

The new version of the XFL, which will kick off in February 2020, will feature eight teams with 45-man active rosters, a 10-week regular season and two-week postseason. "I have a lot of respect for him and when he talks I listen".

"I've missed it, obviously", Stoops said of coaching. "But this is 'real football.' If it was something goofy or have those old goofy names, I wouldn't be associated with it".

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