New Details Emerge From Bob Stoops-Auburn Report

first_imgBob Stoops shakes hands after an epic Bedlam win vs. Oklahoma State.NORMAN, OK – NOVEMBER 24: Head Coach Bob Stoops of the Oklahoma Sooners shakes hands after the game against the Oklahoma State Cowboys November 24, 2012 at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma defeated Oklahoma State 51-48 in overtime. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)Former Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops strongly denied meeting with Auburn as a possible replacement for head coach Gus Malzahn.Stoops, who’s been retired for a couple of seasons, was linked to the potential Auburn opening on Monday evening. Football Scoop reported that people from Auburn had met with Stoops and an Alabama reporter confirmed that a meeting took place.The former Oklahoma head coach then strongly denied this.“I haven’t talked to anybody from Auburn. I haven’t met with anybody…nor am I set to talk to anybody. It’s just foolish speculation…that has no basis to it,” Stoops told USA TODAY.Bob Stoops emphatically denies to @usatodaysports reports Auburn representatives have reached out (or will):“I haven’t talked to anybody from Auburn. I haven’t met with anybody…nor am I set to talk to anybody. It’s just foolish speculation…that has no basis to it.” pic.twitter.com/DkhHRZcGOg— George Schroeder (@GeorgeSchroeder) November 27, 2018An Alabama reporter, Josh Moon, had new details on the Stoops-Auburn report later in the evening.“Let me clear this up: I don’t play semantics. Coaches do. AU and Stoops – and that includes reps for both – have been talking for 2+ weeks. Doesn’t mean a deal is done. But the leak of this info means there are bad problems between people who matter at AU and AU’s head coach,” he reports.Let me clear this up: I don’t play semantics. Coaches do. AU and Stoops – and that includes reps for both – have been talking for 2+ weeks. Doesn’t mean a deal is done. But the leak of this info means there are bad problems between people who matter at AU and AU’s head coach.— Josh Moon (@Josh_Moon) November 27, 2018Of course, this all could just be untrue – coaching rumors surface every season – but Stoops wouldn’t be the first coach to strongly deny something only for it to end up being true later.Stay tuned.last_img

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