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Bob Stoops Voted into College Football Hall of Fame

NCAA Football: Ohio State at Oklahoma

Former Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops will be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame this year, as first reported by Stadium’s Brett McMurphy.

Bob Stoops was nominated to the college football Hall of Fame back in June.


Stoops rebuilt the Oklahoma Sooners football program after nearly a decade of mediocrity following the departure of Barry Switzer. During his 18 seasons coaching the Sooners, he led the program to 10 Big 12 titles and one national championship in 2000. He retired in 2016 as the school’s all-time winningest coach with 190 victories, which is a school record, and 14 seasons with double-digit wins over his 18 season career at OU.

He retired prior to the start of the 2017 season when Lincoln Riley took over.

For eligibility, players need to be 10 full seasons removed from their final year of college football, with coaches three full seasons removed from retirement, or immediately after retirement if the coach is at least 70 years old. A player must have received first-team All-America honors by an organization the NCAA recognizes and a coach must have been a head coach for at least 10 years and coached at least 100 games with a .600 winning percentage.

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