Jan 2, 2014; New Orleans, LA, USA; Oklahoma Sooners head coach Bob Stoops against the Alabama Crimson Tide during the second half of a game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Oklahoma defeated Alabama 45-31. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Browns coaching search: Team not going to interview Bob Stoops per report


According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Plain Dealer, the report that the Cleveland Browns would be interviewing Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops is not true.  In yet another twist with this coaching search, it would appear that Stoops will be staying in Norman.

The way this is reported, it would suggest the Browns were not interested in Stoops.  It is possible that the Browns were interested in Stoops and he was not interested in them.  Nevertheless, it does not appear that the longtime Oklahoma head coach will be coming to Cleveland.

Stoops had his fun with the media in this situation and just sort of let the story keep building without actually acknowledging it.  In the mean time, he can continue enjoying his Sugar Bowl victory as he heads out on the recruiting trail.  If the interest in Stoops was wrong all along, many in the media had it wrong and were misled, which has been a trend in the coaching search.  The team seems to revel in misinformation and confusing the situation.

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  • Sam Gold

    Whenever a big story breaks there’s a flurry of tweets from all the local guys like Petrak, Grossi, Withers, Ridenour as well as the nationals Schefter, LaCanfora, Brugler, Rapoport, etc. Then, usually about 30-60 minutes later, Cabot tweets the exact same thing; she always seems like the last one to the party. This latest tweet about Stoops happened several hours ago and there has not been a single corroborating media blurb from ANYONE else since. I have no idea whether this is for real or was she punked?