Big 12 News

Bob Stoops Will Not Coach vs. Baylor on Saturday

In a statement released by OU athletics on Friday afternoon, the Oklahoma Sooners will not need former head coach Bob Stoops to be on the sidelines in any capacity this weekend against the Baylor Bears.

Oklahoma’s statement read as follows, “Due to the availability of some of the Oklahoma football team’s coaching staff members, Bob Stoops will not be participating in a coaching role during tomorrow’s game versus Baylor.

“Our staff and players are extremely appreciative of Coach Stoops for his time and for the input he provided the last several days as we’ve prepared for tomorrow’s game,” said OU head coach Lincoln Riley. “He means so much to our program and we’re very thankful for his willingness to assist during a period of need.””


Stoops had been helping the staff this week as it was not clear which coaches were going to be available for this weekend’s game. Stoops retired following the 2016 season, when he handed off the reins of the program to Lincoln Riley.

The Sooners have been dealing with COVID-19 issues dating back to last week when their game against the West Virginia Mountaineers was postponed to next week.

But Oklahoma is set to take on the Baylor Bears on Saturday night with kick off set for 7:00 CST from Memorial Stadium in Norman. Oklahoma is looking to win its sixth Big 12 Championship in a row and needs to win out to end up in AT&T Stadium in two weeks.

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