Stoops' hiring is expected to be unveiled as part of a press conference at Globe Life Field, the soon-to-be former home of the Rangers that will serve as the home field for the XFL team when it begins play in 2020.
Stoops coached the Oklahoma Sooners to a 190-48 record before he announced his retirement on June 7, 2017. Stoops won seven games his first season before going 13-0 and winning a national championship in 2000.
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Back in December, we found the XFL would be coming back and Dallas would be getting a franchise this time. Ever since that news came out, the XFL has been pretty quiet.
"It's a different time of year. You can only do so much golf in this period", Stoops said. "It'll be challenging for sure". Luck is the one tasked with recruiting head coaches to the XFL, which has no team owners and is run by World Wrestling Entertainment chairman Vince McMahon. "But this is 'real football.' If it was something goofy or have those old goofy names, I wouldn't be associated with it".
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.