Bob Stoops Legacy: “I’m a Sooner born and Sooner bred and when I die, I’ll be Sooner dead.”
Here at Hot Coffey Design, several us have been bred Sooners. The University of Oklahoma has a long-standing tradition of excellence, both in the classroom and in athletics. The Sooners have currently won a total of 29 national championships in men’s and women’s sports. They also have 270 team conference championships and more than 1,400 All-Americans. Woah. Talk about a school that deserves some pride.
On June 7th, 2016, Bob Stoops, the winningest coach in the University of Oklahoma’s football history, decided that he will be retiring after 18 and a half seasons as the Sooners head coach.
A giant gasp shot around the room here at Hot Coffey Design as we figured out what was happening.
“After 18 years at the University of Oklahoma, I’ve decided to step down as the head football coach,” Stoops said in a statement.
John Coffey, founder of Hot Coffey Design, is an alumnus of OU. He bleeds crimson and cream. Although Stoops was not there when John was in school, for the past 18 seasons Stoops has been leading the Sooners to victory after victory. New leadership will be a huge change for Oklahoma.
Although Stoops is not worried about his team. “I feel the timing is perfect to hand over the reins. The program is in tremendous shape. We have outstanding players and coaches and are poised to make another run at a Big 12 and national championship,” said Stoops.
If Stoops is this confident in the Sooners, then maybe we should be too. After being a fan of OU for so long, it is difficult to not get too attached to the leaders.
Stoops did release a shout out to the fans. “None of my success would have happened without the best fans in the country. I can’t tell you how much I appreciated the 110 consecutive home sellouts. The passion of our fan base is unmatched, and their support has played a huge role in not only home games, but road games and all 18 of our bowl games, as well.”
Us at Hot Coffey Design are excited for the fall season to begin to watch the new coach, Lincoln Riley, bring the Sooners to victory. Boomer Sooner!