Bob Stoops to replace Urban Meyer on Fox college football show ‘Big Noon Kickoff’

Fox will swap one championship coach for another on its marquee college football program. 

With Urban Meyer jumping to the pro ranks as the head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars and no longer a member of "Big Noon Kickoff," former Oklahoma Sooners coach Bob Stoops will join the show, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed to USA TODAY Sports. The person requested anonymity because the news has not been announced. The New York Post first reported Stoops was replacing Meyer on Monday. 

Stoops led the Sooners to 10 Big 12 titles between 1999-2016 and the 2000 national championship. He retired in 2017. The 60-year-old was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in January. 

Last year, Stoops returned to coaching, as the head coach of the Dallas Renegades in the revamped XFL, which saw its season suspended (the league then folded and filed for bankruptcy) due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Meyer had been on the show for two years and excelled in explaining the various schemes throughout the college game to viewers. Rob Stone hosts the three-hour program built to rival ESPN's "College GameDay" and lead into the network's noon kickoff matchup. Reggie Bush, Matt Leinart and Brady Quinn are the analysts.

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