Report: Oklahoma fires coordinator after Week 6 loss to Texas
The Oklahoma Sooners made their road to the College Football Playoff a lot more difficult on Saturday, losing to heated rival Texas 48-45 in the Red River Showdown.
Though the Big 12 isn’t exactly known for strong defenses, that terrible performance from the Sooners was apparently the last straw.
According to a report from 247Sports, the decision has been made to relieve DC Mike Stoops of his duties:
Mike Stoops is out as OU’s defensive coordinator, OUInsider.com has been able to confirm. His replacement isn’t yet official, as a source said “Riley will make that known soon.”
Following the latest poor defensive performance, the much-maligned coordinator met with head coach Lincoln Riley and OU President James Gallogly to have a serious discussion. It turns out that serious discussion ended up being the decision that Stoops is out.
Stoops has been Oklahoma’s defensive coordinator since 2012, but there have been a number of bad Oklahoma defensive performances in recent years.
Stoops’s brother, Mark, currently serves as Kentucky’s head coach.