To answer your question, Stoops was a "homerun candidate" one of the three advocated for here and by me FTR.
1. Andy argued above that we blew it four years ago by not hiring Saban, which isn't fully accurate if Andy wouldn't have argued we "blew it" if we'd hired Stoops. Which he wouldn't have. Choosing just Saban out of the bunch he advocated for is expedient.
2. If you buy #1 and I think that's pretty well documented, his real argument is that ND "blew it" by not hiring Stoops, Meyer or Saban three years ago.
> Given that we'd likely be in the same or worse position with Stoops (and running pass heavy spread I might add) as Kelly kicked his ass pretty well, notched an undefeated regular season and top 4 finish, #2 doesn't hold up.
So ND didn't blow it unless he changed his criteria, at least not as much as this thread blows.