Ever since that news came out, the XFL has been pretty quiet.
According to Pro Football Talk, the new version of the XFL will announce Stoops as the head coach/general manager of their Dallas franchise on Thursday. "You can only do so much golf in this period", Stoops said.
When the XFL relaunches in 2020, they'll need to do some heavy lifting in order to shed the stigma still lingering from their 2001 bust. Stoops led the Oklahoma Sooners to an Orange Bowl victory and a national championship in 2000. "But through our discussions as a family, started to think this would fit us correctly".
After serving as an assistant coach at the University of Iowa, University of Florida and Kansas State University, Stoops signed on as OU's head coach before the 1999 season. "If it wasn't, I wouldn't do it", Stoops told KWTV. But I respect the guys running things. "The opportunity to put it together and help it grow".
However, it appears as if Stoops has been lured away from his vacation with an offer from a professional football league in need of a jolt to get off the ground in 2020. Former West Virginia athletic director Oliver Luck left his job with the NCAA in June to be the XFL's commissioner and CEO.