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Bob Stoops Has Made A Big Assistant Coach Hire In The XFL

A closeup of Bob Stoops wearing an Oklahoma Sooners visor.

NORMAN, OK - SEPTEMBER 5: Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops talks on the field before the game against the Akron Zips September 5, 2015 at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma defeated Akron 41-3.(Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)

Now that he's the head coach of XFL Dallas, Bob Stoops has started putting together his coaching staff. With the league less than nine months away from kickoff, he's added a legendary coach to his offensive staff.

On Thursday, the XFL announced that Stoops was adding longtime college coach Hal Mumme as his offensive coordinator. Mumme is credited as being one of the creators of the air raid offense.

From 1986 to 2017, Mumme took his offense across the college football landscape, including a four-year stint at Kentucky in the late-1990s. In 26 years as a head coach, Mumme went 142-152-1.

Hiring Mumme is a clear indicator of the kind of offense Stoops plans to run when the XFL begins play in 2020.

Though Mumme himself didn't find much success in the coaching ranks, many of his assistants and disciples used it to perfection.

Mike Leach, Dana Holgorsen, Chris Hatcher and Sonny Dykes have all used the pass-heavy system to find tremendous success at their respective colleges after serving on Mumme's various staffs.

Suffice it to say, at least one XFL team is going to be showing the rest of the league a college feel as opposed to a pro-style system.

The XFL is slated begin play in the spring of next year.