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WVU Could Face Bob Stoops in 2020

Stoops is the top choice to replace Willie Taggert at FSU

Rose Bowl Game - Oklahoma v Georgia Photo by Harry How/Getty Images

When the West Virginia Mountaineers take on the Florida State Seminoles in the 2020 Chick-Fil-A Kickoff Classic, it could feature a former Oklahoma Sooners head coach. Bob Stoops, who won a national championship at Oklahoma, is rumored to be the next head coach of the Seminoles, taking over for fired head coach Willie Taggert. Stoops is likely to retain offensive coordinator Kendall Briles, son of former head coach at Baylor, Art Briles.

Stoops, who retired three years ago from Oklahoma, had a history of winning at the storied Norman football factory. Stoops was hired from the Florida Gators in 1999 to become the head coach at Oklahoma, where he amassed a 190-48 overall record, including 121-29 record in conference. Stoops never had a losing record at Oklahoma and only four times in his career did he fail to win at least 10 games.

Stoops also has won all four “BCS” bowls [Orange, Sugar, Fiesta, Rose].