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College Football World Reacts To The Bob Stoops News

Bob Stoops shaking hands with Roy Finch.

NORMAN, OK - SEPTEMBER 24: Head Coach Bob Stoops of the Oklahoma Sooners shakes hands with running back Roy Finch #22 during warmups before the game against the Missouri Tigers on September 24, 2011 at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma defeated Missouri 38-28. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)

Oklahoma has officially named an interim coach for the team's bowl game and it's a person that all Sooners fans should be very familiar with.

Bob Stoops will be taking over for Lincoln Riley for whatever bowl the Sooners play in. He was in the team meeting when the players were informed that Riley was leaving.

Stoops was the head coach from 1999-2016 with Oklahoma and finished with a 190-48 record. He also guided the Sooners to 10+ wins in 14 of the 18 seasons he was there. Stoops also coached in many prestigious bowls throughout his tenure, including the Fiesta, Orange, Rose, Sugar, and Cotton bowls. He was able to win each one at least once. He also was able to win a National Championship in 2000 over Florida State. The college football world had a lot of reactions to this news and a lot of them center around being in straight shock.

It's unknown what bowl game the Sooners will play in, though it'll likely be a New Years Six bowl.

They weren't able to advance to the Big 12 Championship Game next weekend after losing to Oklahoma State on Saturday night. Despite that, this is only a two-loss team that's still ranked in the top 15 of the latest AP Poll.