Oklahoma’s Stoops again tries to shoot down Notre Dame talk

Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops on Wednesday again tried to dismiss rumors that he is a candidate to take over at Notre Dame if the school fires coach Charlie Weis after the season.

Asked by Sporting News Radio’s Tim Montemayor if there is “any truth (to the rumors), anything going on with you and Notre Dame?”, Stoops replied: “Notre Dame has a coach, so there’s nothing to talk about,” reiterating what he has told reporters all week.
Stoops also told Montemayor that he considers any talk linking him to other school just “noise.”

“I’m very fortunate to work with great people here and a great situation at a great university,” he said.
The Chicago Sun-Times, citing a third-hand source, reported this week that Stoops would be interested in speaking with Notre Dame officials about the job. Stoops responded that the newspaper was making up the story.