Stoops Shoots Down Denver Rumors

Saturday, January 3rd 2009, 7:27 pm
By: News On 6

Associated Press

MIAMI SHORES, Fla. -- It's becoming an annual event: A prime coaching job opens up, Bob Stoops' name lands on the supposed short list of candidates, only for him to say he's happy at Oklahoma.

The latest supposed will-he-or-won't-he scenario: Stoops to the Denver Broncos?

Stoops said on Saturday it's not happening. Stoops says he's preparing for Thursday's Bowl Championship Series title game between his Sooners and the Florida Gators, and all of his focus and concentration is on that.

The Broncos fired Mike Shanahan after 14 seasons on Tuesday.

Denver already has put together a list of strong candidates, including New York Giants defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo, New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels and Dallas Cowboys offensive coordinator Jason Garrett.