Dec 1, 2012; Ft. Worth, TX, USA; Oklahoma Sooners head coach Bob Stoops walks down the tunnel prior to the game against the Texas Christian Horned Frogs at Amon G Carter Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Oklahoma Sooners extend Bob Stoops through 2020 season

Oklahoma Sooners head coach Bob Stoops received some great news today when he and the school agreed to a contract extension that will keep the university’s third-longest tenured coach under contract until the 2020 college football season.

The news was announced in a press release on Thursday.

“We took this action to express the University’s deep appreciation for Bob Stoops’ work,” said Oklahoma president David L. Boren. “In my opinion, he ranks among the very best nationally in the way he combines his ability as a coach with high ethical standards. I greatly value and enjoy my association with Bob and feel extremely fortunate that at the University of Oklahoma we have the longest continuous tenure of the current head football coach, athletics director and president.”

Stoops was more than excited with the news when he learned of his extension and he responded with a statement of his own.

“I appreciate the University’s commitment to our program and me,” Stoops said. “Most coaches dream of working in the kind of situation that exists at Oklahoma, especially with leaders like President Boren and Joe Castiglione. We’re proud of what we have accomplished to this point and look forward to achieving a lot more.”

During his time leading the Sooners, Stoops has helped Oklahoma to a 149-37 record, eight Big 12 championships and a national title in his previous fourteen seasons.

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