It’s Black Monday in the NFL which means teams around the league are deciding what to do with their staff and that includes even teams in the postseason. Just because a coach isn’t fired, doesn’t mean a successful team won’t see a coach leave as playoff bound coordinators in San Diego, Denver, New Orleans, Carolina and others could be head coaches in 2014.
But there’s also the college ranks to mine for gold and when it comes to guys willing to make the leap to the NFL, Ian Rapoport suggests that Oklahoma Sooners head coach Bob Stoops is open to the idea of leaving the University he’s helped build over the last decade and try his hand at pro football.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 30, 2013
That’s not saying Stoops is indeed going to pursue an NFL gig or quit his job at Oklahoma to make himself available, but he’s open to the idea of coaching in the NFL which is something teams may be interested in. He’s never coached in the NFL and despite being a legend at the college level, he’s never had professional success to boast.
College coaches are wild cards and even studs like Steve Spurrier, Butch Davis and Nick Saban fail at the NFL level. But Stoops is letting it be known that he’d probably leave Oklahoma for the right job but nothing seems close to happening at the moment.