Before his "Salute to Stoops" celebration in April 2018, legendary football coach Bob Stoops was asked if he had interest in writing a book. 

"I’m thinking about it," Stoops said before his statue revelation on the eve of the Oklahoma spring football game. "Possibly. We’ll see. I don’t know if there’s a market out there for it or not. So we’ll see."

The Tulsa World received an advance proof of "No Excuses: The Making of a Head Coach." The 294-page copy was written by Stoops and ESPN reporter Gene Wojciechowski. It has an official release date of Tuesday and is published by Little, Brown and Company.

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Eric covers the University of Oklahoma football and men’s basketball teams. A Haskell Indian Nations University graduate, he has been a member of the Tulsa World sports staff for 12 years. Phone: 918-581-8391