One of the most “wait, what?” moments of the college football offseason was the abrupt retirement of Oklahoma football coach Bob Stoops. As far as we know, the coach is in good health, and was at the top of his game coaching-wise.
Stoops cited wanting to spend more time with his family as the main reason for his retirement.
Count TCU head coach Gary Patterson as one that doesn’t think the legendary ball coach will stay retired. Speaking with Yahoo! Sports’ Pat Forde, the Horned Frogs coach made an interesting observation about Stoops:
Gary Patterson with an interesting observation on Bob Stoops: "I never did hear him say he wouldn't be back in the sport."
— Pat Forde (@ByPatForde) July 17, 2017
Patterson faced Stoops seven times, winning only twice. Stoops coached the Sooners in the Big 12 for 19 years, and failed to win at least 10 games only four times. He won a National Championship in his second year as head coach after only winning seven games the previous season.
After the tweet, there were an explosion of comments speculating the potential landing spots for Stoops in 2018. They are all wishful thinking at this point, as Stoops has not even remotely hinted that he is coming back to coach in 2018.
But whenever, if ever, he does decide to come back, there will be a line of universities willing to bring him into the fold.
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