Bob Stoops dropped a bomb on the college football world on Thursday morning when his resignation effectively immediately at Oklahoma was announced.
He stepped aside and declared that 33-year-old Lincoln Riley would become the youngest head coach at the FBS level after two seasons as OU’s offensive coordinator.
Stoops’ head coaching career began in 1999, and he led the Sooners to the 2000 national championship.
And after 10 Big 12 titles and 14 seasons with double-digit wins, including an 11-2 mark in 2016, the seemingly OU lifer will step away from the job on his own accord.
He will remain at the university as special assistant to the athletic director and says that this decision has nothing to do with health issues.