Gil Brandt, the Cowboys' Vice President of player personnel from 1960-1988, said he would hire Bob Stoops if he ran an NFL franchise and were looking for a college coach.
"I think a lot of college programs are now understanding the passing game and the pro game better than ever before. That said, there are a number of college coaches -- like Chip Kelly, who left Oregon to have success with the Philadelphia Eagles -- who can come in and be successful in the NFL," Brandt wrote. "The person I would pick is Bob Stoops of Oklahoma. He understands the total picture, starting with how an offseason program needs to be run, what to do on offense and defense, and the importance of special teams. Stoops would be the person I would try to hire." The NFL has been interested in Stoops for years, but a marriage has never materialized. Most recently, Stoops was reportedly a finalist for Cleveland's job over the winter. Jun. 2 - 9:54 pm et