DALLAS, Texas (KFSM) — Former University of Oklahoma football coach Bob Stoops is returning to the gridiron, according to our Oklahoma City affiliate KFOR.
Stoops is expected to be named the head coach and general manager of the Dallas XFL football franchise at a press conference Thursday (Feb. 7) in Arlington, TX at Globe Life Park, home of the Texas Rangers.
Stoops retired as the OU football coach on June 7, 2017, after spending 18 seasons at the university. He is the winningest coach in Sooners history with a win-loss record of 190-48. Stoops led OU to one national title and 10 Big 12 titles.
The XFL, a professional American football league that played only one season in 2001, is personally funded by WWE’s Vince McMahon.
The XFL plans to “reimagine football for the 21st century” when the league kicks off the weekend of February 9-9, 2020.
XFL Commissioner & CEO Oliver Luck announced eight inaugural home cities in December 2018:
- Dallas – Globe Life Park
- Houston TDECU Stadium
- Los Angeles – StubHub Center
- New York – MetLife Stadium
- St. Louis – The Dome at America’s Center
- Seattle – CenturyLink Field
- Tampa Bay – Raymond James Stadium
- Washington, DC – Audi Field
Fans can already go to XFL.com to reserve their season tickets.