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Bob Stoops gets brutally honest on the Florida head coaching job

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Ever since the Florida Gators elected to part ways with Dan Mullen following their road SEC loss to Missouri last week, the rumors have been swirling on just who will fill this head coaching vacancy.

Among the names that have come up is former Oklahoma Sooners head coach Bob Stoops. He is currently in his first season with Fox Sports’ “Big Noon Kickoff” show.

Stoops was recently listed as the odds favorite to become the next head coach for the Gators.

However, Stoops is currently not interested in such talk about coming out of retirement to take this notable head coaching job, which he opened about up to 98.1 FM The Sports Animal.

“I love what I’m doing with TV…I enjoy watching my son play, and the Sooners…I’m not looking to get in to that [job],” Stoops said.

Stoops’ last head coaching gig came in 2020 when he led the XFL’s Dallas Renegades before the league declared bankruptcy amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Before he guided the Sooners for 17 years, he did serve as a defensive coordinator for three seasons under head coach Steve Spurrier at Florida.

For now, running backs and special teams coach Greg Knox will serve as the head coach for Florida in its upcoming rivalry showdown against Florida State. A win in this game would see the Gators become bowl-eligible, but a loss sure will have Florida athletic director Scott Stricklin move ahead to find the team’s next head coach.