Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops is reportedly retiring 'effective immediately'

Bob Stoops is retiring as head coach of the Oklahoma Sooners, according to Berry Tramel of NewsOK.com.

Bruce Feldman of the New York Times confirmed the report, adding that the retirement is "effective immediately."

"Can confirm Oklahoman report that Bob Stoops is retiring at OU, effective immediately," Feldman wrote on Twitter. "Lincoln Riley will become the new HC."

Riley is currently the Sooners' offensive coordinator.

According to Tramel, Stoops, 56, is expected to stay at Oklahoma "in some capacity."

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Top 25 most loyal fanbases in college football

25. Maryland

Attendance: 829,963
Wins: 8
Ratio: 103,745

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24. Michigan State

Attendance: 1,568,063
Wins: 15
Ratio: ​​​​​​​104,538

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23. SMU

Attendance: 418,741
Wins: 4
Ratio: ​​​​​​​104,685

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22. Alabama

Attendance: 2,131,269
Wins: 20
Ratio: ​​​​​​​106,563

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21. Kansas

Attendance: 550,404
Wins: 5
Ratio: ​​​​​​​110,081

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20. Oklahoma

Attendance: 1,544,256
Wins: 14
Ratio: ​​​​​​​110,304

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19. Florida

Attendance: 1,584,689
Wins: 14
Ratio: 113,192

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18. Texas Tech

Attendance: 1,041,144
Wins: 9
Ratio: 115,683

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17. Virginia Tech

Attendance: 1,171,301
Wins: 10
Ratio: 117,130

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16. Ohio State

Attendance: 2,245,726
Wins: 19
Ratio: 118,196

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15. Nebraska

Attendance: 1,900,129
Wins: 16
Ratio: 118,758

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14. Rutgers

Attendance: 951,481
Wins: 8
Ratio: 118,935

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13. Notre Dame

Attendance: 1,454,310
Wins: 12
Ratio: ​​​​​​​121,193

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12. Georgia

Attendance: 1,854,920
Wins: 15
Ratio: 123,661

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11. LSU

Attendance: 1,981,324
Wins: 16
Ratio: ​​​​​​​123,833

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10. Purdue

Attendance: 750,596
Wins: 6
Ratio: 125,099

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Attendance: 1,265,802
Wins: 10
Ratio: 126,580

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8. Auburn

Attendance: 1,919,810
Wins: 15
Ratio: 127,987

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7. Penn State

Attendance: 2,111,753
Wins: 16
Ratio: ​​​​​​​131,985

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6. Michigan

Attendance: 2,389,283
Wins: 17
Ratio: ​​​​​​​140,546

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5. Tennessee

Attendance: 2,109,142
Wins: 15
Ratio: ​​​​​​​140,609

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4. South Carolina

Attendance: 1,581,039
Wins: 11
Ratio: ​​​​​​​143,731

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3. Texas A&M

Attendance: 2,069,511
Wins: 13
Ratio: ​​​​​​​159,193

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2. Texas

Attendance: 1,692,114
Wins: 10
Ratio: ​​​​​​​169,211

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1. Iowa State

Attendance: 1,072,392
Wins: 6
Ratio: 178,732

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The Sooners went 11-2 this past season, the 18th under Stoops. He was tied with Kirk Ferentz at Iowa as the longest-tenured head coaches in college football.

Oklahoma won ten Big 12 titles under Stoops and one national championship, in 2000. The Sooners won at least ten games under Stoops 14 times and 11 times they ended the season in the AP Top 10.

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