Florida’s football program is an absolute mess right now. The Gators are 3-3 with a 2-3 record in the SEC and no hope of recovering under current head coach Will Muschamp. Fans are ready for a new regime after three-plus years and a 25-19 record under Muschamp, and a familiar name has popped up as a possible replacement.

Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley has probably already started mapping out his options for a new head coach, but his first call isn’t likely to be a surprise. Foley is almost certain to make a run at Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops. There is little to suggest that Stoops is ready to leave Norman, but in the past the two-time Walter Camp Coach of the Year has at least been willing to listen to offers.


Stoops was Steve Spurrier’s defensive coordinator at Florida from 1996-98 and is in his 16th season at Oklahoma. He has a career record of 165-41, won a national title in 2000, has won eight Big 12 championships, and an 8-7 record in bowl games.