Steve Spurrier isn’t going to be back on the sidelines for Florida, but that’s not stopping him from trying to help out the Gators as best as he can.
Spurrier was on Clay Travis’s radio show on Wednesday, where the Head Ball Coach claimed to have reached out to former Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops about the job.
“Oh, I’ve called him and said if you want this job, we’ll put your name in the pot. He hasn’t called back yet, I don’t know if he got the message or not. But I seriously doubt that Bobby wants to do it again, that would certainly be his call. And if he wanted to, I’m sure there’s a lot of schools that would love to have him.”
There were a couple of laughs here, so it is hard to tell how serious Spurrier was about his message. However, Spurrier definitely doesn’t seem opposed to having Bob Stoops back on the sidelines in Gainesville, and while it might be a long shot, it would definitely be in Florida’s best interest to at least reach out.
Stoops was a coordinator for Spurrier back at Florida almost 20 years ago, where Stoops left then to take the open Oklahoma job. Oklahoma won a national title in Stoops’ second season in 2000, and the Sooners were consistently a Top 10 program under Stoops up until this year, when Stoops announced his retirement before the season. Oklahoma offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley has since taken over as the head coach.