FOX has made it official, Bob Stoops will be joining the Big Noon Kickoff crew for the 2021 season. The former Oklahoma head coach and College Football Hall of Famer will replace Urban Meyer, who filled an analyst role the last two years.

The network released a statement on Monday afternoon to make the hire official.

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“Coach Stoops’ Hall-of-Fame resume speaks for itself, and that success, along with his passion for college football, makes him the perfect fit for Big Noon Kickoff,” said Brad Zager, executive vice president, head of production & operations. “His impact on the sport is still felt in Oklahoma’s continued success and the multiple former assistants who are now head coaches all over the country. We are excited to add someone who mentored multiple top draft picks and Heisman winners, coached in multiple championship games and has gone head-to-head against some of today’s greatest active coaches.”

Big Noon Kickoff was launched before the 2019 season to compete with ESPN’s College GameDay. Meyer was part of the analyst crew for each of the show’s first two years. The 2021 season will mark the third year the pregame show has been in production.

Stoops will join a crew that features Reggie Bush, Matt Leinart, Brady Quinn and host Rob Stone. All are expected to return to the show for the upcoming college football season.

“I’m looking forward to joining such an incredibly talented team on FOX Sports’ Big Noon Kickoff,” Stoops said. “Over the past two seasons, FOX has assembled an insightful, engaging and entertaining pregame show that has become destination viewing for today’s college football fan, and I’m excited to be part of it beginning this fall.”

Stoops was the head coach at Oklahoma from 1999-2016. He compiled a 190-48 record and a 121-29 mark in Big 12 play. In his 18 seasons, Stoops led the Sooners to 10 Big 12 titles and one national championship. He was a six-time Big 12 Coach of the Year, and has been inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.