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Oklahoma football: Salary bump not part of Bob Stoops' contract extension

by Jason Kersey Published: July 26, 2013

NORMAN — Oklahoma football coach Bob Stoops’ two-year contract extension through the 2020 season will not include a salary increase, a source close to the program told The Oklahoman.

However, under the terms of his current deal, Stoops will continue to receive bumps through annual stay bonuses.
Stoops, entering his 15th season as Oklahoma’s head football coach, is set to earn $4.55 million this year. His contract was last extended in September 2011, when he agreed to a seven-year deal worth $34.5 million before bonuses.

Stoops was slated for a $5.15 million annual salary from 2016-18 with the stay bonuses.

When Stoops arrived in Norman before the 1999 season, Oklahoma football had suffered through one of the least-successful stretches in its illustrious history. The Sooners hadn’t won a conference championship since 1987 and hadn’t been to a bowl game in four years.

Stoops has compiled a 149-37 record in his 14 seasons, with eight Big 12 titles and the 2000 national championship, which came in his second season on the job.

He’s one of four OU football coaches to win at least 100 games, and is only nine wins from surpassing Barry Switzer’s program-leading 157 victories.

If Stoops, 52, works through the end of his new contract, he will tie Bennie Owen as the longest-tenured OU football coach with 22 years on the job. He’ll also turn 60 years old during the 2020 season.

by Jason Kersey
OU Sports Reporter
Jason Kersey became The Oklahoman's OU football beat writer in May 2012 after a year covering high school sports and OSU recruiting. Before joining the newspaper in November 2006 as a part-time results clerk, he covered high school football for...
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