Bob Stoops-to-Auburn rumors surfaced toward the end of the 2018 college football season and they’ve popped up again this year.
Earlier this week, Sports By Brooks reported that a prominent Auburn booster was targeting Stoops to potentially replace Gus Malzahn.
“SportsbyBrooks has learned that the richest man in the state of Alabama, Auburn superbooster Jimmy Rane, is targeting Bob Stoops to replace Gus Malzahn if the latter fails to beat Alabama this season,” he reported.
Stoops denied the rumors last year and he’s denied them again this year.
The former Oklahoma coach told 105.3 The Fan in Dallas that there’s “nothing to talk about” with Auburn.
“It’s ridiculous … I would never, ever speak with anybody that had an existing head coach … there’s nothing to talk about with me,” he told 105.3 The Fan.
RIGHT NOW on @1053TheFan — Bob Stoops on rumors that Auburn is eyeing him to be their next head coach:
“It’s ridiculous … I would never, ever speak with anybody that had an existing head coach … there’s nothing to talk about with me”
— 🆃🅾🅼🅼🆈🆂🅻🅴🅳🅶🅴 ™️ (@TommySledge) September 19, 2019
Stoops, who retired from Oklahoma following the 2016 season, has been linked to college jobs since stepping away from the Sooners.
The 59-year-old head coach is back on the sideline, as he’s leading Dallas’ XFL team, which debuts in 2020.
However, it doesn’t look like he’ll be back in the college ranks anytime soon – if ever.