Browns never intended or prepared to interview Bob Stoops. He wants out and/or wants a raise. Won’t be coming from them
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) January 6, 2014
Jason LaCanfora of CBS Sports has come out and made a strong statement regarding Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops and the Cleveland Browns. LaCanfora not only kills the idea of the Sooner head coach going to the Browns, but he also puts the entire rumor on Stoops. He is suggesting that Stoops created the speculation in an effort to create interest in him and get a raise out of Oklahoma.
Stoops has the Sugar Bowl victory over Alabama to argue for a raise, but the rumors of him potentially going to the Browns came out before that game occurred. All of this ultimately comes down to whether or not people believe what LaCanfora is saying, but the language is incredibly strong, so he is really putting himself out there on this report. If he is wrong on it, there would likely be some ugly backlash. Meanwhile, Stoops has played coy on the rumors the entire time, so it will be interesting to see if he addresses it or just lets it go away on its own.