5 best players in the Bob Stoops era

Jessica Allison
June 9, 2017

So it should come as no surprise that Snyder had kind words for his old friend after Stoops shockingly retired from coaching following a stellar 18-year run with the Sooners this week. He went 190-48 (.798) at Oklahoma in his only college head coaching job, giving him more victories than Sooners greats Barry Switzer (157) and Bud Wilkinson (145).

The 56-year-old Stoops says the time is right to step down, but adds his health had nothing to do with his decision.

Nine of his assistants went on to be head coaches, including his latest pupil, Lincoln Riley, who will be OU's 22nd football coach. Then why did Bob Stoops retire?

In 1999, Bob Stoops became the head coach at the University of Oklahoma.

"I am so very proud of him and Carol and know that they will have a wonderful and enjoyable retirement".

This number may sound small, which it is, but we saw this same number when former LSU head coach Les Miles was sacked in 2016.

Bob Stoops dropped a bomb on the college football world on Thursday morning when his resignation effectively immediately at Oklahoma was announced.

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The summer before his senior year, Lehman was one of many hopeful recruits at an OU football camp.

Stoops' departure means that Iowa's Kirk Ferentz now has the longest tenure among all active head coaches. "He's smart beyond his years and he brings confidence to our football team and our program". His father, Ron, died at 54 of a heart attack suffered while coaching a high school game.

In just two years, Riley showed Stoops enough to make the coach feel comfortable that the right successor was in place.

"Well, it's certainly going to be different", said defensive coordinator Mike Stoops, Bob's brother.

"He's going to be a great coach", Oklahoma defensive back Will Johnson said. His guidance also helped the Sooners reach the 2000 BCS National Championship. David L. Boren, 76, began as university president in 1994 and hired Athletic Director Joe Castiglione a few months before Stoops in 1998. His first game will be at home against UTEP on September 2.

Oklahoma remains the 10-1 fifth choice to win the national title at Station Casinos sports books - behind Alabama (3-1), Ohio State (5-1), Southern California (6-1) and Florida State (7-1) - and the 15-1 fifth choice at the Westgate sports book, alongside MI and Louisiana State.

Celebrity Net Worth estimates Bob Stoops' net worth at $18.0 million with an annual salary of $5.0 million, while another source reports his net worth at $12.0 million and salary at $3.0 million.

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