Bob Stoops will be back on the sideline in 2020. But ii won't be on a college campus or an NFL stadium as many speculated.
Instead, the former Oklahoma coach will be leading the Dallas franchise of the XFL. The eight-team league founded by WWE chairman Vince McMahon is set to start play next year.
Stoops retired prior to the 2017 season as Oklahoma's all-time leader in victories with a 190-48 record in his 18 seasons. He led the Sooners to 10 Big 12 titles and a national championship in 2000.
In addition to coaching, Stoops will also serve as team's general manager.
“I’m looking forward to working with Vince McMahon, (commissioner) Oliver Luck and the great group of people they’ve put together to help develop the XFL and build an outstanding team for fans in the Dallas area,” Stoops said in a statement. “When the chance to play a key role in building a new football league came my way I couldn’t pass it up. The style of play in this league will allow us to innovate and refresh the game, and that makes me excited to get back to the sideline again.”