A drive down Interstate 35 south from downtown Oklahoma City eventually leads to Norman, home of one of college football’s powerhouses.
But the “power house” along that highway comes as you cross into the north sides of Norman from the suburban city of Moore. A literal mansion, rising up from the plains to the west side of the interstate, has for years housed the family of one Bob Stoops, head coach of that aforementioned powerhouse, the University of Oklahoma.
That is until June 7, when Stoops announced he was retiring after 18 seasons and 190 wins at the Sooner helm. Within hours, the Sooners had his replacement, a familiar face in Offensive Coordinator Lincoln Riley.
It’s a time of change in Norman. How will it work out?