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Bob Stoops Agrees to Contract With Notre Dame (UPDATED) E-mail
Written by Big Head   
Monday, 30 November 2009 21:33

Well, that was a quick flip-flop, and could open up the Big 12 a bit: outlets have it that Bob Stoops has agreed to a contract with Notre Dame. No word if he's signed off on the deal yet.

Linkage to KTUL, Tulsa's ABC-TV affiliate.

**UPDATE 9:31p central**

KTUL has updated the story a bit. For a transcript of Bob getting after the reporter and those statements made earlier, go for the link above.

Notre Dame head coach Charlie Weis was fired Monday after five seasons and a 35-27 record. Then, a Scout.com report indicated the Notre Dame Athletic Department and Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops had verbally agreed to the principles of a contract.

Tonight, NewsChannel 8 was contacted by OU Senior Associate AD Kenny Mossman, who issued the following statement from Stoops.

"I stand by the comments that I made earlier today.  I will be at Oklahoma.  Any reporting to the contrary is completely unfounded."

Earlier today, Stoops tried to put a damper on the rumors in his weekly teleconference. But, he stopped short of an outright denial.



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Comments (8)
Kudos
written by Mr. Bump, November 30, 2009
Holy tits...that's huge. And props to Mizzourah for having this story before ESPN.com and Yahoo.
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written by Big Head, November 30, 2009
@Bump- It's what we do (or something like that).

Someone just said Stoops released a statement via the SID. Trying to find it. I mean, this is Bob Stoops we are talking about, so even if he gives the nay-no, I'm not believing that 100%. He did just get an extension with OU, but he might be just going for a money grab from the Sooners to get a larger contract too.
And for the record...
written by Big Head, November 30, 2009
KTUL rolled with it 1st. It's their link.
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written by Mr. Bump, November 30, 2009
Still not buying it completely. Just seems like after 11 years a change of scenery might be welcome.
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written by Big Head, November 30, 2009
@Bump- If it's going to happen, now would be ideal for Bob. His 'Big Game' rep is getting crapped on, and Bradford and a lot of that team is gone.

Could just be weasling for a new deal, but I think there's more to it. Just my opinion.
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written by davemacd, December 01, 2009
I will believe this the minute a story directly cites an individual in the ND athletic department or Stoops himself, and not a minute before. I agree that this would be a perfect time for Stoops to jump ship, but I think the reporting on this has been pretty sketchy (present company excluded).
Personally...
written by Big Head, December 01, 2009
I won't believe it until ND actually makes a hire. Stoops is just a wee bit shady. I had read on a message board that ND's plane was spotted at an Oklahoma airport, but again, that's a MB post.

Add in a possibility that Stoops could lose both coordinators to head coaching gigs. Just another thing that would point towards going to ND. Maybe rehiring Mangino and truck it to South Bend.
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written by Coyote, December 01, 2009
Probably not true. But I want that big nosed dbag out of the big 12.

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