EDITORIAL: Why the abrupt retirement of Bob Stoops makes sense

June 8, 2017

When the University of Oklahoma hired Bob Stoops nearly 20 years ago, he was known in coaching circles as an up-and-coming defensive coordinator. The 38 year old was courted to be head coach at Minnesota, Arkansas and his alma mater Iowa before being named the successor to John Blake, a well-known recruiter who struggled with the Xs and Os.

As Stoops tapped offensive