When Bob Stoops made the surprising decision to retire from coaching back in June at 57 years old, some thought he'd step away for a few years before a job at the college or NFL level popped open that would prompt his return.
As Lee Corso would say, "not so fast my friend."
At the Atlanta Touchdown Club, Stoops shared that he has no intention of returning to the sidelines for a college job, or a job at the NFL level for that matter.
If a return was even a remote possibility, Stoops says he would have kept that door cracked open during his exit.
"I will say, regardless of what you might hear out there in the papers, if I intended again to coach that would have been part of my statement. I would have said, ‘I’m stepping away here now for this time for myself, but when it comes to the next year or two, I look forward to getting back in it,’" Stoops shared with those in attendance, according to SEC Country.
"But that’s not what I said. You won’t see me on a college sideline or a pro sideline. A lot of people act like they know, and there will be more than a few jobs out there. But that isn’t at all what I’m looking to do."
If you were one of the folks out there hoping for a Bob Stoops return, it's pretty clear that you should hold your breath at your own risk.