Posted Thu Jan 1st by Monty
Add a third name to the Denver Broncos‘ Head Coach Hunt.
We earlier reported that the Broncos will interview Steve Spagnuolo and Raheem Morris in the next four days. Now, Jeff Legwold of the Rocky Mountain News is reporting that the Broncos are also in contact with University of Oklahoma Head Coach Bob Stoops.
Broncos owner Pat Bowlen is an Oklahoma alumnus and is thought to be very interested in Stoops for Head Coach. Stoops’ Sooners are set to face Florida in the BCS Championship Game on January 7th and, if interested, Stoops would interview after the Bowl game.
Is this the frontrunner in Bowlen’s mind? Possibly. It’s ironic – Mike Shanahan‘s critics always bring up nepotism as one of the former coach’s faults. With rumors of John Elway entering the front office gaining steam, combined with the news that Bowlen might be cleaning out his alma mater, is Bowlen guilty of the same? Nothing against Stoops at all – I’m just thinking out loud here. I want the most qualified candidate on the sidelines and in the front office, regardless of history with Bowlen or the Broncos. Period.
- Bob Stoops bio [Sooners official site]