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EDITORIAL: Why the abrupt retirement of Bob Stoops makes sense

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.

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