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National title club and how Stoops compares

Published: August 17, 2008
National title club
Six coaches who have won national championships this decade were hired in the three-year span from 1998-2001. How Bob Stoops rates on that exclusive list, with first season, record and winning percentage:

First Season Coach, School W-L Pct
2001 Pete Carroll, USC 76-14 .844
2001 Jim Tressel, Ohio State 73-16 .820
1999 Bob Stoops, OU 97-22 .815
1998 Mack Brown, Texas 103-25 .805
2001 Larry Coker, Miami-* 60-15 .800
2000 Nick Saban, LSU-** 48-16 .750
*-fired after 2006 season. **-left for NFL after 2004 season.

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