So Bob Stoops went from this:
"I don't think it's necessary," Stoops said Tuesday during his weekly press conference. "No one wants to hear that, but life changes. If it changes, you've got to change with it to whatever degree. If it works, great. I love the game. But if it doesn't, it doesn't. Sometimes that's the way it goes."
The source said Bob Stoops, a sounding board for Boren, had become more vocal about staying. Stoops was open to Pac-12 expansion, according to the source, but did not favor it without Texas. Stoops admitted after Wednesday's practice that talks between he and Boren had intensified since the weekend.
"We don't do anything without serious consultation with Bob," the source said, "and Bob was hesitant about going alone."