Oklahoma’s Bob Stoops is calling it a career after 18 seasons as head football coach, Berry Tramel of The Oklahoman reports.
Stoops, 56, will be succeeded by 33-year-old offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley. Stoops reportedly let his football players know of the decision earlier on Wednesday.
Stoops took charge of the program back in 1999 and subsequently posted an impressive 190-48 record with the school. The Sooners won the National Title in 200 and claimed nine Big 12 championships in his time.
Under Riley, Oklahoma posted the second-ranked offense in the nation last season. The team averaged 554.8 yards per game while scoring a total of 571 points (43.9 points per game).