Bob Stops Comments On Open Major Coaching Job At The Florida Gators
The Florida Gators are in the market for a new coach after the sacking of Dan Mullen last weekend. After losing three of four games, and the only win in that period being a 70-52 decision at Samford, the Gators decided it was time to make a change. Some of the early names circulating in the media were ULL coach Billy Napier, Ole coach Miss Lane Kiffin, and Bob Stoops.
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Stoops, who hasn’t coached in college since 2016, was listed with the best odds as Florida’s next head coach earlier this week. On Wednesday, Stoops commented on the prospect of returning to training during an appearance on The Sports Animal.
“I love what I do on TV…I enjoy watching my son [Drake] Play it, and soon… I’m not looking forward to getting into it [job]. “
Well, it was fun while it lasted. Stoops was certainly an interesting candidate, especially since he was Gainesville’s defensive coordinator from 1996 to 1998. At this point, it seems likely that Stoops is permanently retired after turning down several opportunities to return to the game over the past two seasons.
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The Oklahoma Trail 1999-2016. During his tenure with the Sooners, Stoops won one national championship and ten conference titles. He has an overall record of 190-48 in college football, and also briefly coached the Dallas Renegades in the XFL.
At this point, perhaps the most reasonable choice would be Billy Napier. Florida can’t afford to mess with that rental or else the program would have a long run of upside.
Florida State and Florida will meet on Saturday afternoon in a pot eligibility battle. The winner will move to the bowl season while the loser will go home.
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