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One name off the list

Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops squashed rumors of interest in coming to Notre Dame pretty quickly.

After a report surfaced that confidants were told he would be interested in leaving the Sooners for the Irish, Stoops denied thinking about leaving.

"There's not even a job (open at Notre Dame," Stoops told the Daily Oklahoman. "That's ridiculous. Some guy makes stuff up.

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As for the job being open, we will just have to wait and see.

Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick has stood firm about not announcing a decision on coach Charlie Weis' future until after this season.

So at the earliest, we can expect to hear if Weis is in or out on Nov. 29, the day after Notre Dame closes the season with a road game at Stanford.

Weis said he is approaching the next two weeks and beyond as the coach of Notre Dame.

"I don't think that any decision has been made, because I probably would know," Weis said during his Tuesday news conference. "And I don't know. With that being said, it's full speed ahead. Full speed ahead to (Connecticut), full speed ahead to Stanford, full speed ahead to recruiting."