After 18 years, ESPN and NewsOK have confirmed that Bob Stoops is hanging up his whistle at The University of Oklahoma. Unconfirmed sources also say play-caller Lincoln Riley is to take on the task of head coach.

This will undoubtedly come as a shock to most OU fans... even though every time OU managed to lose a bowl game, most would hop on the 'Fire Stoops' bandwagon. As an OSU fan, I never understood how a fan base could turn on a man that lead their team to so many victories, including ten conference championships and a national title. He might not go out with a Switzer's regard, but he sure does deserve it.

It's not clear how this will effect the team going into their highest ranked pre-season in years, but one thing is clear... This might be the move that allows OSU to thrive... Pistol firing!