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Bob Stoops
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Position(s): DB

HIGH SCHOOL: Bob Stoops attended Cardinal Mooney High School and lived in or near Youngstown, Ohio. He was coached by his father in high school, and was recruited by Bob Commings, also from Ohio, but only spent one year at Iowa before Commings was fired

COLLEGE: He redshirted his freshman season in 1978, and suffered blowout losses, and he considered not coming back to Iowa for the next season, but stuck with it under new head coach Hayden Fry.

He was a four-year starter, and was a first team All-Big Ten selection at defensive back in 1982, despite his smaller frame. He was named Iowa’s Team MVP and team captain in 1982. He made 230 tackles with 8 interceptions in his career. He helped lead the program to winning ways, including the 1981 Big Ten championship.

PROFESSIONAL: He had even greater success as a coach. After working as a grad assistant at Iowa, he held various coordinator and coaching positions at Kansas State and Florida before being named Head Coach at Oklahoma. At the same time, Kirk Ferentz was named Head Coach at Iowa, and many fans were hoping that he would be the Iowa coach (he had interviewed for the job).

During the 2000 season, he led the Sooners to an Orange Bowl victory and a national championship. He was awarded the Paul "Bear" Bryant Award in 2000 and the Walter Camp Coach of the Year Award in 2000 and 2003. He spent 18 years coaching at Oklahoma, winning a school-record 190 games, including the 2000 national championship. The Sooners finished in the "Top 10" 11 times.

OTHER: He had a statue dedicated to him at Oklahoma, and was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. His brothers Mike and Mark also attended Iowa, and have been head coaches at major college schools.

Born 9/9/1960 and is 63 years old.

All Conference: First Team (1982) College Football Hall of Fame 



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No Excuses: The Making of a Head Coach No Excuses: The Making of a Head Coach (9/10/2019)
Former Iowa player and assistant coach Bob Stoops explains his rise from undersized football player to National Championship coach at Oklahoma, based on his mentoring from his dad (HS coach), Hayden Fry, Bill Snyder, and Steve Spurrier.

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