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Hire Date: December 1, 1998
When the Oklahoma Sooners hired Bob Stoops, the current incoming class of college freshman were not even in preschool. It doesn't seem like forever, but the man has been leading the Sooners for quite some time.
Stoops has been excellent for the Sooners, winning games at a disturbing rate. His 149-37 record is tremendous, and he has displayed incredible consistency during his time leading the Sooners.
Double Digit Win Seasons: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012
It would be easier to count the seasons in which the Sooners did not post double digit wins under Stoops. In 11 out of his 14 seasons, Oklahoma has won at least 10 games.
Bowl Appearances/Wins: 14/7
Stoops has done an excellent job of getting the Sooners to bowl games, including eight BCS bowl games. Unfortunately, he is only .500 in the post season, and 3-5 in BCS games.
Conference/National Titles: 8/1
Oklahoma has dominated the Big 12 since Stoops stepped in, winning the conference in eight of his 14 seasons. In his second season, 2000, he led the team to a national title win, and then led them back to the championship game in 2008.
Stoops is one of the best head coaches currently in the game. He's consistently produced teams that win 10 or more games, and has been able to take the Sooners to a bowl game in every one of his seasons with Oklahoma. As long as he is the head coach, Oklahoma will be in the Big 12 title hunt, with regular runs at a national title.