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Oklahoma gives Stoops contract extension

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Bob Stoops and Oklahoma announced a contract extension that keeps the Sooners' head coach in Norman until the 2020 season.

Stoops, the third-longest tenured coach in Oklahoma history behind Bud Wilkinson and Barry Switzer, enters his 15th season with a 149-37 record.

"I appreciate the University's commitment to our program and me," Stoops said. "Most coaches dream of working in the kind of situation that exists at Oklahoma, especially with leaders like President (David L.) Boren and Joe Castiglione. We're proud of what we have accomplished to this point and look forward to achieving a lot more."

During Stoops' tenure, OU is 81-5 at home.

"We took this action to express the University's deep appreciation for Bob Stoops' work," Boren said in a statement. "In my opinion, he ranks among the very best nationally in the way he combines his ability as a coach with high ethical standards. I greatly value and enjoy my association with Bob and feel extremely fortunate that at the University of Oklahoma we have the longest continuous tenure of the current head football coach, athletics director and president."

Stoops signed a seven-year, $34.75 million contract in 2011. Only NIck Saban at Alabama and Les Miles at LSU had higher annual salaries plus benefits and bonuses at the end of last season.
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