Bob Stoops: 'I'm going to be at Oklahoma next year'

By David Ubben, Staff Writer, Modified: November 30, 2009 at 5:20 pm •  Published: November 30, 2009

NORMAN — Bob Stoops says he won't be leaving Oklahoma for Notre Dame.

I'm going to be at Oklahoma next year, he said. If (athletic director) Joe (Castiglione) will have me and President (David) Boren, that's what I intend to do. Speaking to reporters Monday afternoon, Stoops dispelled numerous reports that he would be the next coach at Notre Dame, but declined to comment on the nature or existence of his contact with school officials at the school in South Bend, Ind.

I will never confirm or deny whether I talk or not talk to anybody, and I won't be interviewing for any jobs, he said.

Notre Dame fired coach Charlie Weis on Monday, and Stoops had been rumored as a possible successor, as well as Cincinnati coach Brian Kelley, Gary Patterson of TCU and Floridas Urban Meyer.

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