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    “Stoops separating from wife, Nicole”

    Luke Adams
    UA Football Headshots 08 04 2008

    Arizona football head coach Mike Stoops is going through the process of getting a divorce, Stoops announced at his weekly press conference Monday.

    “”Sadly, I must make the announcement today that my wife Nicole and I have separated and will be taking the difficult step of a divorce,”” Stoops said in a statement. “”This is a very hard time for us. But more so for our two young children as this is a very personal matter.””

    Stoops, entering his sixth season as the head coach for the Wildcats, was noticeably emotional when speaking about separating from his wife, but said he wouldn’t take questions about that situation.

    “”I would just ask that you please respect me and our family as we go through a difficult time. You guys know how important my family is to me and Nicole and Colton and Payton,”” Stoops said. “”It is what it is, and like I said, I’ve been as forthright as I can with (the media) and what’s important to me,”” he added.

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