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Bob Stoops To Replace Urban Meyer With Fox Sports

Former college football coach Bob Stoops is replacing former college coach Urban Meyer, but not on the college coaching sideline.

Instead, Stoops is set to replace Meyer as an analyst on the Fox Sports college football pregame show, according to the New York Post.

Meyer left the cushy confines of the broadcast booth for the Jacksonville Jaguars and his first run in the NFL. The Jags finished 1-15 last season and own the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft.

Meanwhile, Stoops spent 18 seasons as the head coach at Oklahoma before retiring in 2017. The Sooners won 10 Big 12 championships under Stoops — as well as the national title in 2000. Stoops was named Big 12 Coach of the Year on six occasions.

Fox Sports’ Big Noon goes head-to-head with ESPN’s ever-popular College GameDay every Saturday during the season.

“Fox looks at its show as a collection of the biggest names with a more football-focused approach, as opposed to GameDay’s legendary atmosphere and schtick,” wrote Andrew Marchand of the Post. “Stoops joins Reggie Bush, Matt Leinart, Brady Quinn and host Rob Stone on the program.”

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico is the assistant managing editor-newsdesk at OutKick. He is also the co-founder and senior writer at Hoopswire.com, and has covered the NBA for nearly 20 years, including his time at Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and CBS Sports. A native of Akron, Ohio, his writing career began in Wyoming.

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