• Former Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops named coach, GM of Dallas XFL team

    By: Ryan Love , Heather Geller


    DALLAS - Former Oklahoma head football coach Bob Stoops is the new coach and general manager of the XFL franchise in Dallas.

    The soon-to-be-named franchise made the announcement Thursday that Stoops, 58, would become the first coach hired for the upcoming relaunch of the XFL in 2020.

    The former Sooners coach retired before the 2017 season after 18 seasons with the program.

    READ MORE: Sooner surprise: Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops retires at 56

    Dallas is one of eight cities expected to host XFL franchises. WWE Chairman Vince McMahon announced the relaunch of the league in January 2018. The XFL originally launched in 2001 but did not last more than a season due to financial issues.

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