In a surprise move, coach Bob Stoops announced on Wednesday that he is stepping down as the coach of the Sooners. To say it left people stunned is an understatement. As we work to gather our thoughts, here are some reactions to the news.
Barry Switzer to #ESPN on Stoops' retirement: "To me, it's like you calling me and saying I've had dealings with Russia. Is this fake news?"
— Mark Schlabach (@Mark_Schlabach) June 7, 2017
So jealous of my son right now, who is taking a nap and still living in a world where he thinks Bob Stoops is the head coach at OU.
— Royce Young (@royceyoung) June 7, 2017
Last OU post, promise.
OU before Stoops
OU after Stoops
— HuskerRecruiting (@GBRrecruiting) June 7, 2017
— Jaeton Cary (@Jaet0n2Cary) June 7, 2017
Stoops is all I've ever known. If you need me, I'll be crying all night.
— alli proctor (@allimeranda) June 7, 2017
I still think KD leaving was more shocking. But Stoops retiring is now a close second and the Harden trade is now third.
— Kurt Leftwich (@kurt_leftwich) June 7, 2017
— Olivia Guerra (@liv_guerra) June 7, 2017
Even some rival players got in on the love, too.
Iknow they're our rivals but just want to thank @OU_CoachStoops for granting me my first offer, and a competitive last 2 years. God bless!
— Malik Jefferson (@Official_MalikJ) June 7, 2017
Opposing fan bases, however, will likely not miss “Big Game” Bob roaming the sidelines.
Rumor is Big Game Bob is retiring now so he doesn't have to go out on two losses to @CowboyFB after next year.
— The Rowdy (@OkstateRowdy) June 7, 2017
big game bob stoops started watching tape for next season and retired before halftime pic.twitter.com/tJbZ7iF9lI
— Frank (@frankthetank093) June 7, 2017
Stoops retired cuz he know that Tom Herman gonna run the big 12🤘🏼 hook em'
— Brian Phelan (@the11brian) June 7, 2017
I must admit that I probably had the best college gameday sign ever. Big game bob stoops… bye Felicia pic.twitter.com/kCkToKU8tE
— Mikey Bee (@RadioMikeyBee) June 7, 2017
And some people just had fun with it.
Gundy reacting to the news that Bob Stoops will retire: pic.twitter.com/meMZLOcJVk
— Kyle Boone (@PFBoone) June 7, 2017