University of Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops played coy last week when he was asked about reports that the Browns were interested in him as a replacement for Rob Chudzinski.
Stoops did some impressive verbal gymnastics by saying that he loved his current job and that you never know what will happen in the future in back-to-back sentences, which hasn’t stopped the chatter. Reports on Saturday from Ian Rapoport of NFL Network continued to link Stoops to the Cleveland opening, including one that said we should expect an interview next week.
Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that Stoops does not have an interview scheduled with the Browns. Per Cabot, the Browns have “no plans” to talk to Stoops about their head coaching job, but, of course, there’s no ruling out a change in plans. The Browns interviewed Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, though to be a frontrunner for the job, on Saturday.
Whether or not the Browns decide to set up an interview, we’re likely to keep hearing Stoops’ name. Pete Thamel of Sports Illustrated reports that the Lions are also potentially “in play” for the longtime boss of the Sooners.