It seems like every year during the coaching carousel for the last several years we hear Bob Stoops’ name mentioned.

And every year, Stoops remains retired.

It appears that things will be no different this year.

There’s been some rumblings that Stoops could be a candidate for the Florida Gators job.

It makes sense. Stoops is only 61 and he never had a losing season during 17 years at Oklahoma. And he spent three seasons in Gainesville as Steve Spurrier’s defensive coordinator from 1996-1998.

But it doesn’t appear that Stoops will be taking over for Dan Mullen at Florida. The former Sooners head coach commented on the rumors this week during an appearance on “The Sports Animal” in Oklahoma.

It’s possible that Florida pursues Stoops’ brother, Kentucky head coach Mark Stoops, who has brought sustained success to the Wildcats over the last eight years.

Other potential options for the Gators include Ole Miss head coach Lane Kiffin, Louisiana head coach Billy Napier, Iowa State head coach Matt Campbell, and Oregon head coach Mario Cristobal.

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