My Two Cents
Bob Stoops to Dallas? Forget It
1. No sooner had rumors started that Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops was bound for Dallas than Cowboys owner Jerry Jones vowed that coach Dave Campo would return for a third year in 2002. Jones admires Stoops, but there are two problems: Butch Davis set the market for hot college coaches moving to the NFL last January with his deal for $3 million a year, an amount Jones would never pay for a rookie NFL coach; and Stoops would want far more control over personnel than Jones would consider giving up.
2. It's easy to look at Steve Mariucci and think: great cheerleader. But given Mariucci's performance in leading the 49ers back into contention, what should come to mind when his name is mentioned is this: great coach.