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Bob Stoops gets pay raise for temporary assignments as OU head coach search continues

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Oklahoma’s interim head coach, Bob Stoops, will receive a one-time payment of $325,000 for his post-season coaching contribution, including recruiting.

University President Joe Harroz said Stoops tried to turn it down twice, so they stopped asking him and still gave it to him.

Stoops will become interim head coach following Lincoln Riley’s departure, trying to stabilize the program until new hires are made.

“I’m really excited that Stoops has moved forward,” said Noah Bryant, a student at the university.

“He caught us when we failed,” said Ryan Abbot, another student at the university.

A lot of support from the students went to Stoops on Thursday as he stepped into the championship for the remainder of the 2021 football season.

“I think it’s a pretty good opportunity for us,” said Grace Sorensen, a student at the university.

Stoops is set for a one-time payment of $325,000 for his post-season coaching contribution, including his hit the recruiting trail.

This payment is being added to his salary in retirement, also $325,000, as he remains on the payroll as Special Assistant to the Vice President of Intercollegiate Athletics Programs. and Athletics Director.

“I think it’s necessary,” said Tyler Earnest, a student at the university. “He’s a legend here.”

The payout came from the sports division which generated just over $163 million in revenue in the 2018 and 2019 fiscal years.

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Harroz spoke to the media after Thursday’s board meeting and said that despite the death of Lincoln Riley, the program is continuing to grow.

“I don’t know where you get the phrase ‘the sky is falling’,” Harroz said in response to a reporter’s question. “We are making a head coach change. The show as he said is bigger than one person. “

Harroz also spoke about the search for the coach and said he is as curious as we are all, but it is in motion in its process.

“Castiglione is currently working on it, we know timing is of the essence,” Harroz said.

No timeline has been established for when the decision will be made.

Harroz used the word ‘sneaky’ when referring to sports director Joe Castiglione’s process.

At Monday’s press conference, Stoops said he’ll be head coach until they hire someone.

When asked if that could last until after the bowl game, Stoops said “Joe won’t take that long.”

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