Bob Stoops at least attempted to make it clear from Day One that he had no interest in the Notre Dame job, even as he was the subject of almost daily rumors regarding the Irish.
Now, he may have a different set of rumors to fend off. From a completely different level of football.
According to both Tulsa World and the Daily Oklahoman, ESPN‘s Chris Mortensen speculated over the weekend that the Dallas Cowboys may have an interest in Stoops if owner Jerry Jones decides to can Wade Phillips.
Mortensen referenced the Stoops-to-Dallas idea both on the air and on his Twitter account.
“As for Cowboys, if Wade goes, sources say he prefers some in 40’s. Maybe a back to the future deal like a Bob Stoops. Not saying Stoops will be Cowboys coach – he has said he’s staying put, as has Urban Meyer. But J. Johnson and B Switzer. 3 Super Bowls,” Mortensen tweeted.
Mortensen was quick to point out that this looks to be one-sided interest at this point in time.