ProFootballTalk.com reported the news ahead of a press conference scheduled for Thursday at Globe Life Park in Texas. While that league featured WWE-inspired flourishes like a race for the ball rather than a coin toss and players being allowed to select a name of their choice for their jerseys, the new XFL will focus more on football, according to league executives. "A lot of positives that way".
"I've missed it, obviously", he said.
Stoops has been retired the last two years after resigning as the Sooners coach in June of 2017 following 18 seasons in Norman. None of that was a surprise to me. This just seems like a good window and opportunity to get back in and get a good feel of it.
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At first, Bob Stoops brushed it off, as he'd done to other job inquiries. There isn't any recruiting time in there.
The XFL is trying to make a big difference this time around.
Stoops credited XFL CEO and commissioner Oliver Luck for convincing him to return to coaching and take a chance in the reborn league. "So I'm excited about the opportunity". "Having a coach as successful as Bob share the XFL's vision to reimagine the game is energizing and further validates our mission".