LSU Football: 4 options to replace Ed Orgeron that are unrealistic

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4. Bob Stoops — Former Oklahoma head coach

Bob Stoops is going to be mentioned for every opening as long as he’s out of coaching.

Stoops, who served as the Sooners’ head coach from 1999-2016, is an elite head coach who retired very young (Stoops, who is currently 61, retired in 2017 at age 56).

I’m to the point where I don’t think Stoops ever returns to coaching. I think he retired because he was truly ready to be done (there was also a family history of health issues that scared him away).

Stoops and Petersen are very similar in their retirement. I can’t see Stoops wanting to jump into the wild world of LSU football. If he wanted that sort of challenge, he would’ve never left Oklahoma.

I also think Stoops is still a Sooner at heart. The only scenario where I could see him returning to college football is if Lincoln Riley took an NFL job. Maybe Stoops would return to Oklahoma in that situation.

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