Oklahoma finished the regular season with a 10-2 record after losing to Baylor and Oklahoma State in its final three games. Riley made the shocking move to jump to USC hours after losing the Bedlam rivalry game against the Cowboys.
The Sooners named Bob Stoops the interim head coach for the final contest, a bowl game. It’s unclear which bowl game Oklahoma will play in.
“First and foremost, I’m a program guy, and whatever I can do to help OU and to support the players, of course I’m glad to do it. I’ll do everything I can to help them finish the season in a strong and successful way and I look forward to that,” Stoops said in a statement.
Stoops was Oklahoma’s head coach when the team won the 2000 national championship. He retired from coaching in 2017, which allowed Riley to take over.
Stoops, 61, was 190-48 overall as a head coach. He led Oklahoma to a bowl game in each of his seasons as head coach. He was 9-9 in bowl games.