Bob Stoops has — vehemently — denied any interest in the Notre Dame job when it comes open at the end of the regular season.
That hasn’t stopped the rumor mill from churning out item after item connecting Stoops to Notre Dame, though. Take today, for example.
According to a report in Friday morning’s South Bend Tribune, the Oklahoma head coach is “at the very top” of athletic director Jack Swarbrick‘s list of replacements for Charlie Weis when he’s canned.
When Stoops’ name first came up in the latest round of Irish speculation, he labeled the reports “ridiculous”.
While there may be no fire at all when it comes to these rumors, there is enough smoke coming from “reputable” sources that it should give pause to the whole of Sooner Nation. Especially if they’re in the seemingly shrinking portion who wants Stoops in Norman for the long haul.