Bob Stoops stepping down, Former ECU O.C. Riley to take over at Oklahoma
Oklahoma head football coach Bob Stoops, the longest-tenured coach in college football, is stepping down. Former ECU offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley will succeed Stoops.
Stoops is the winningest coach in OU history with a 190-48 record. He guided the Sooners to the 2000 national title, 10 Big 12 championships and recording double-digit wins in 14 seasons.
Riley was East Carolina's offensive coordinator from 2010-2014 before taking the same job at Oklahoma in 2015. In his first season at Oklahoma, Riley led the Sooners to the 7th ranked offense in the country and to the College Football Playoff. He also won the Broyles Award as to the nation's top assistant coach.
Last season, the Sooners set an NCAA record for passing efficiency rating, led the nation in pass completion percentage and ranked second in total offense.