June 21, 2016
Bob Stoops and the University of Oklahoma agreed on a new contract Tuesday that will keep him in charge of the Sooners sideline through 2021.
According to Derek Peterson of the Oklahoma Daily, Oklahoma assistants Mike Stoops and Lincoln Riley also received extensions through 2018.
The 55-year-old Stoops has been OU’s head coach for 18 seasons, posting a record of 179-46. He has nine Big 12 titles to his credit and won the national championship in 2000.
Oklahoma reached the College Football Playoff last season, however, it was eliminated in the semifinals by Clemson in the Orange Bowl.
While the Sooners are in the midst of a lengthy national title drought, they have won at least 10 games in five of the past six seasons and are perennially in the championship mix.
With quarterback and Heisman Trophy candidate Baker Mayfield back in the mix for the 2016 season, Oklahoma figures to be among the nation’s top contenders, and Stoops will have a strong chance to legitimize his new contract in short order.
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