Mark Stoops' brother headed to the XFL

XFL hiring a big name coach

XFL hiring a big name coach

The 58-year-old led the Sooners to a 190-48 record and ten Big 12 titles during his tenure.

"At first I thought it probably wouldn't be for me", Stoops said. The XFL is also utilizing a "Football Reimagined Committee", consisting of former NFL players and coaches like Doug Flute and Jim Caldwell, to help reshape the game. Other XFL teams, which do not yet have head coaches, are slated for Houston (TDECU Stadium), Los Angeles (StubHub Center), New York (MetLife Stadium), St. Louis (The Dome at America's Center), Seattle (CenturyLink Field), Tampa (Raymond James Stadium) and Washington, D.C. (Audi Field).

The XFL will begin play in 2020 during the early part of the year and will feature a 10-week regular season. "I have a lot of respect for him and when he talks I listen".




Bringing Stoops on-board is the latest development for the enigmatic new XFL, a Vince McMahon creation and proposed alternative to the NFL.

The XFL originally was created in 2001 and lasted just one season. Former West Virginia athletic director Oliver Luck left his job with the NCAA in June to be the XFL's commissioner and CEO. Its teams will be stocked with National Football League has-beens and college cast-offs, players Stoops may be fairly familiar with, given the extensive scouting and recruitment he did during his time in Oklahoma.

"It's a different time of year. So I'm excited about the opportunity".

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