Stoops speaks to Browns reports, sort of

Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops made the media rounds Friday, the day after his Sooners had beaten Alabama in the Sugar Bowl.

One of the main questions Stoops was asked was about his name being tied to the Cleveland Browns' coaching opening.

ESPN Radio’s Colin Cowherd asked him directly if he wanted to comment.

“I haven’t heard that,” Stoops said of reports in the Cleveland media linking him to the Browns. “But in the end, I don’t ever acknowledge or deny one way or another whenever anyone has any interest in me. That’s always a personal deal.

“I love where I’m at, I work with great people, and hope to be here a long time.”

Stoops also met with the Oklahoma beat writers.

Asked if he could become the new Browns' coach, Stoops replied: “You never know.”

He added there’s a lot of speculation, and when asked if that is all there is to these reports, he said: “Sure.”

The Browns are not commenting on potential candidates. They interviewed Arizona defensive coordinator Todd Bowles on Friday.