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Mike Stoops and wife get separation

Mike Stoops

UA football coach Mike Stoops announced today he has separated from his wife Nicole and will be getting a divorce.

Stoops, 47, released this statement but did not take questions at his weekly press conference today:


""This is a very hard time for us but more so for our two young children. As this is a very personal matter, I am asking everyone to please respect our privacy as we work through this.

""I will not be taking any questions about this very personal matter and I thank you in advance for your understanding.""

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