As Oklahoma football heads into a new era this year immediately after mentor Lincoln Riley left for USC, former Oklahoma head mentor Bob Stoops wishes to make confident enthusiasts of the staff aren’t apprehensive about the Sooners’ potential.
Stoops was honored at the Oklahoma Residence of Reps on Tuesday as component of their College of Oklahoma celebration day owing to his 18 a long time as head mentor and “a career of assistance to the Oklahoma neighborhood and accomplishment with the OU Soccer program.”
In his speech to the Oklahoma House of Reps, Stoops mentioned just one obvious information about his previous offensive coordinator.
“Lincoln Riley didn’t invent OU soccer,” Stoops stated.
The comment gained a loud spherical of applause from his viewers.
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Brent Venables, who also worked beneath Stoops as an assistant, has taken around for Riley.
In Riley’s virtually 5 several years as head coach, the group received the Large 12 convention four times, and gained two bowl game titles. The crew also lost just two games in every single season though Riley was there.
When Riley introduced he was leaving the group in November, Stoops arrived out of retirement to coach the Sooners in the Alamo Bowl, which they won. The former coach was honored for this act of stepping up on Tuesday.
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