Bob Stoops Named Head Coach of Dallas XFL Franchise

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Until this week, the XFL announced the new head coach and general manager of their Dallas franchise will be former Oklahoma Sooners head coach Bob Stoops.

The press conference is scheduled for Thursday, February 7, at 1 PM CT in Arlington, TX at Globe Life Park.

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Dean Blevins, the sports director at Oklahoma City's KWTV-TV, got confirmation from Stoops directly. It will be the home field for the XFL franchise when the league starts in the spring of 2020.

Stoops, who received the Walter Camp Coach of the Year Award in 2000 and 2003, has an overall coaching record of 190 wins and 48 losses.

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The XFL, created by Vince McMahon, is launching in February 2020.

Stoops, 58, retired in June 2017 at Oklahoma after coaching the Sooners for 18 seasons and passing Barry Switzer as the school's all-time winningest coach. 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.

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The XFL is making the announcement just days before The Alliance of American Football begins playing their inaugural season, which is no coincidence as the XFL needs to generate some PR buzz.