Back on Jan. 27, Benjamin Allbright tweeted an interesting rumor regarding former Oklahoma Sooners head coach Bob Stoops and some potential interest in becoming a head coach in the XFL. I definitely chuckled at the time, but apparently this one had some legs. According to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, the OU legend and current retiree is expected to be named the head coach and GM of the league’s Dallas franchise.
The XFL, of course, originally entered the scene under the leadership of Vince McMahon and WWE back in 2001 before hilariously crashing and burning after one season. McMahan’s Alpha Entertainment is in charge of the newest version of the league, which is expected to come back in 2020 and compete during the winter and spring months.
With someone like McMahan in charge, you have to expect him to go above and beyond to generate hype, and bringing in a guy like Bob Stoops certainly moves the needle. I certainly wasn’t planning on paying any attention to this league, but here we are.
Will Jim Ross be on the sidelines? Will Mike Stoops be his defensive coordinator after a short stint as one of Nick Saban’s analysts? Will Mark Mangino be in charge of the offense whilst also serving as catering director? We’ll just have to wait and see.