NORMAN — Firing Bob Stoops’ brother was not easy for Lincoln Riley. You can understand that. Not just that Riley and Mike Stoops were friends. Not just that they had been through a lot together. Not just that coaches are a part of a natural fraternity. But firing the brother of the man who did so much for your career had to be excruciating… When you subscribe for $0.99, you get full digital access to: 1) Unlock ALL exclusive articles from The Oklahoman. 2) Customize all 15 topics with NewsOK Pro. 3) An ad-FREE reading experience on NewsOK. 4) The Oklahoman for iOS and Android apps, Print Replica, Archives and Oklahoman.com. Learn more. Unlock ALL exclusive articles. Get full-digital access.* Already a subscriber? Activate or log in with your Oklahoman or NewsOK Pro account.