Or was Riley getting impatient with waiting for his shot and AD/boosters started pressuring Stoops so Riley did not bolt for another school. Seems odd that Stoops would go through Spring practice and all of the other off-season stuff just to up and quit in June. But like Stoops said I guess there is not a good time to quit (don't want to disrupt NSD, don't want to resign right after NSD or just before the season, etc.).
And what if OU tumbles after his retirement, our former coach is mediocre at UT and Baylor cannot maintain what Briles & Briles created while the other programs continue their average ways: what program is now the flagship program and will the AAC be better than the Big XII? #Power6. Aresco can see the future! (sarcasm there...more likely to be Power4 before Power6)