NCAA Football

New coach, same goals for Sooners

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(TSX / STATS) -- Bob Stoops' late June retirement was unexpected.

Even Lincoln Riley, the 33-year-old prodigy tabbed to take his place, didn't know until a few days before Stoops' announcement that the longtime Oklahoma coach was even considering stepping aside without coaching another game.

But with one of the best quarterbacks in the country returning, as well as the entire offensive line from last season's Sugar Bowl team, expectations haven't slipped a bit for the Sooners.

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