facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Report: Stoops not a candidate in Denver

Jan. 3, 2009 at 7:35 PM   |   Comments

1 of 3
| License Photo
GLENDALE, Ariz., Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Oklahoma Coach Bob Stoops told ESPN Saturday he is not a candidate for the Denver Broncos' head coaching vacancy.

Stoops made it clear in an interview that his priority is the Sooners' BCS college football title game against Florida next Thursday in Glendale, Ariz. He said he has not been contacted by the Broncos and he has no interest in taking over the job that was left vacant Tuesday when Broncos' owner Pat Bowlen fired Mike Shanahan.

"That's a rumor I haven't heard and nobody contacted me about that," the 48-year-old Stoops said after Saturday's Oklahoma practice. "I don't know anything about it. I'm preparing for a national championship and that's where all my focus and concentrations are. That's not something I'm concerned about whatsoever. It's a great organization, but I'm not a candidate for it."

Shanahan was fired after Denver missed the playoffs for the third straight season.

Stoops visited Denver's training camp in 2006 where he first met with Bowlen.

Stoops will be paid a $3 million bonus after OU's Jan. 8 matchup with the Gators.

© 2009 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
2014: The Year in Music [PHOTOS]

2014: The Year in Music [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
Vikings exempt Adrian Peterson until child abuse allegations resolved, not suspended but can't play Vikings exempt Adrian Peterson until child abuse allegations resolved, not suspended but can't play
2
Surging Lions entertain struggling Argos
3
Zygi Wilf: 'We made a mistake'
4
NFL Players Association appeals Ray Rice's indefinite suspension NFL Players Association appeals Ray Rice's indefinite suspension
5
Lone Star State showdown pits Aggies against Mustangs
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback