Passing the Torch

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By Digital Team
Oklahoma Athletics
JUNE 08, 2017

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 was an historic day in Oklahoma football history, as Bob Stoops stepped down after an illustrious 18-year run as OU's head football coach, paving the way for Lincoln Riley to take over the reins of the Sooners.

Relive the day's events with Passing the Torch, a story told through Adobe Spark.

Passing the Torch

A testament to his impact not only on the field but also in shaping the lives of young men throughout his career at Oklahoma, players from throughout Stoops' tenure reached out via social media with their comments, reaction and appreciation for the man who changed their lives forever.

View some of the best with #ThanksBob on Storify.


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