Comparing first days of Riley, Stoops is complicated

Consider it a sign of the times.

Bob Stoops was hired as Oklahoma football coach on a winter’s day in 1998, and pieced together a national championship coaching staff within the first 10 days, though no one knew it at the time.

He lured staffers away from Kansas State coach Bill Snyder — one of Stoops’ most trusted mentors — plucking brother Mike