Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops has been one of the most successful coaches in college football since the turn of the century. In 15 seasons (1999-2013) with the Sooners, Stoops has complied a record of 159-39 and made a name for himself as “Mr. BCS” with more appearances in BCS bowl games (nine) and more conference titles than any other coach.
Stoops has resisted countless opportunities to bolt from Norman, but could be emboldened to follow in the footsteps of former college coaches like Chip Kelly, Jim Harbaugh and Pete Carroll and may finally be ready to make the jump to the next level, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 30, 2013
That’s not to say that Stoops is necessarily making the leap—but he’s reportedly open to the idea in the midst of so many coaching changes around the NFL and college football.
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