Stoops’ legacy began in ’99, had large ripple effect

NORMAN — Wearing a dark blue suit and crisp pocket square, inside a cool room not far from the sometimes swampy air of Owen Field, Bob Stoops was a different man Wednesday.

He was newly retired and free to finally reflect.

“It’s only been five minutes,” Stoops joked. “It hasn’t been that long yet.”

Oklahoma’s winningest football coach stepped down on his own