Bob Stoops named coach/GM of Dallas XFL team

Former Oklahoma head football coach Bob Stoops is set to get back into football, but this time, it will be at the professional level.

The new version of the XFL announced Stoops as the head coach/general manager of their Dallas franchise on Thursday.

This was the first coach announced for the XFL's eight teams.

The XFL, which is set to kick off in February 2020, is trying to stay a step ahead of the Alliance of American Football, which is set to start playing later this month.

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Stoops announed his retirement and stepped down as the head football coach of OU in June 2017. 

He led the Sooners to 10 conference championships and a national title in his 18 seasons in Norman.

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