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Is Mike Stoops headed to Florida Atlantic?

Former Arizona coach Mike Stoops might soon be back on the sideline. Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea-US PRESSWIRE

Former Arizona coach Mike Stoops is the subject of job rumors, as two websites — Coachingsearch.com and Footballscoop.com reported late Friday night that Stoops had an offer to become head coach at Florida Atlantic.

FAU coach Howard Schnellenberger is retiring after the season.

The South Florida Sun-Sentinel wrote Saturday morning that athletic director Craig Angelos, asked if that report were true, answered back via text message: “No.”

Coachingsearch.com also reported that Stoops “may soon also have the opportunity to join Urban Meyer’s staff at Ohio State as the defensive coordinator.”

Another website, OWLaccess.com, reported last week that Angelos was flying to Arizona to interview Stoops.

Stoops was fired in midseason after compiling a 41-50 record in 7 1/2 seasons at Arizona.

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