Stoops had racked up a record of 190-48 in his time as a head coach for OU, picking up 10 Big XII titles and a National Championship along the way.
Some of the best around left parting statements for Stoops after hearing the news of his retirement.
Bob truly represents what is good about college football and the success of his career speaks for itself. What he means to me as a brother— Mark Stoops (@UKCoachStoops) June 7, 2017
and a coach is immeasurable. I wish Bob, Carol and the kids the very best as he moves into the next phase of his life. pic.twitter.com/bGHUMEIeF6— Mark Stoops (@UKCoachStoops) June 7, 2017