WINTER STORM WARNING: Current Info | Radar | Traffic | School Closing | Share Photos Weather App| CBS 11 News LIVE at 11a | KRLD Live

College Sports

Mike Stoops Returning To Sooners

College Sports College Sports
Read More

From Our CBS Music Web Sites

453641528 10 Mike Stoops Returning To SoonersAdorbale Baby Animals To Put A Smile On Your Face

150725619 10 Mike Stoops Returning To SoonersHot Models In Glasses

 alt=Musicians Then And Now II

452359780 10 Mike Stoops Returning To SoonersMissing Summer?

87222728 Mike Stoops Returning To Sooners8 Reasons to Have A Good Love Life

sx Mike Stoops Returning To Sooners Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Former Arizona coach Mike Stoops is headed back to Oklahoma.

Stoops confirmed in a telephone interview Thursday that he planned to rejoin the Sooners.

Stoops was the co-defensive coordinator for Oklahoma from 1999 to 2004 and helped the Sooners win the 2000 national championship before spending the past seven-plus seasons at Arizona. His arrival throws into question the future of defensive backs coach Willie Martinez and possibly current defensive coordinator Brent Venables.

Stoops says he has “always worked well together” with Venables and that’s why he’s comfortable returning to the Sooners to work for his older brother, Bob, the head coach.

The university has not yet confirmed Mike Stoops’ hiring or any other changes to the football staff.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)