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FSU Stoops brother on Auburn’s DC radar

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Two days after Ted Roof left as Auburn’s defensive coordinator for the same position at UCF, another potential replacement has surfaced.

Citing a source familiar with the search, the Birmingham News is reporting that AU has made contact with Florida State coordinator Mark Stoops and has held preliminary discussions with the brother of current Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops and former Arizona head coach Mike Stoops.

Mark Stoops has overseen a defense in Tallahassee that’s made tremendous strides in his two years with the Seminoles.  FSU was 94th in the country in scoring defense at 30 points per game the year prior to Stoops’ arrival; in 2010 the ‘Noles were 20th at 19. 6 ppg and jumped to fourth at 15.2 ppg this season.

For comparison’s sake, AU gave up 29.3 and 24.1 ppg in 2011 and 2010, respectively.

In addition to Stoops, South Carolina’s Ellis Johnson and North Carolina’s Everett Withers have been mentioned as potential candidates on The Plains.

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9 Responses to “FSU Stoops brother on Auburn’s DC radar”
  1. shamrock7326 says: Dec 11, 2011 8:18 AM

    Nice title. Fail.

    Stoops is not going to make a lateral move to Alabamas bitch. Headcoaching positions only for Mark.

  2. patau61 says: Dec 11, 2011 9:24 AM

    “Alabama’s bitch” you say? I can only assume you are basing that off of this years’s score. Because over the past 30 years, Auburn has won more games against Bama, has more Heisman winners than Bama, more undefeated seasons than Bama, and had far less NCAA controversy than Bama. But good call.
    As far as your obvious inside knowledge towards his coaching future, don’t be shocked if he does make a lateral transfer. Auburn is willing to pay assistants heavily. Especially since the defensive side of the ball has been lacking in recent memory.

  3. shamrock7326 says: Dec 11, 2011 10:04 AM

    Why would somebody that has as headcoaching on his mind take over the talentless auburn tigers? Or do you just think he’s a miracle worker that doesn’t need a few years recruiting and not to mention learn his system. FSUs defense is stacked with talent, the players know his system and thier success will boost his headcoaching stock. You inbreds can’t always buy everything. Just saying. 😉

  4. 4lilnoles says: Dec 11, 2011 10:04 AM

    patau61…………good call. Alabama has such a superiority complex. But Stoops ain’t leavin’. FSU will up the ante, if Auburn shows him the money.

  5. patau61 says: Dec 11, 2011 10:25 AM

    Inbreds, that’s cute. I’ll just leave the fact that the majority of Amber Alerts and Casey Anthony come from the state of Florida out of the conversation.
    Regardless, a few reasons a coordinator would leave and make such a move would be said coordinator and head coach don’t see eye to eye, coordinator wants more money, or the job where he currently sits is at an overrated school that has failed miserably since the early 2000’s even though they have all the resources to succeed.
    Oddly enough, Stoops falls into one or more of these categories.

  6. tailgatersanimal says: Dec 11, 2011 11:20 AM

    Dood isn’t leaving Tally unless it’s a head coaching job. FSU will pay him and he deserves it.

  7. grudenthediva says: Dec 11, 2011 1:24 PM

    “I’ll just leave the fact that the majority of Amber Alerts and Casey Anthony come from the state of Florida out of the conversation.”

    She’s actually from Ohio but I’ll forgive that and chalk it up to you downing a glass of herbicide with breakfast this morning.

  8. lasseter1113 says: Dec 11, 2011 3:24 PM


    I just love the way that people so conveniently cut up statistics to make them work for their argument. See watch I can do it too. If we are going to go back 30 years why not go back all the way in the Alabama Auburn Rivalry? Then you have Alabama LEADING the series 41-34-1, right? Or I COULD just go back 4 years, where Alabama leads the series 3-1. Really none of that matters because nothing is more telling than the present, what was that score again? Oh yeah 42-14. WE HAVE BRAGGING RIGHTS!!! That being said I don’t think that Auburn is Alabama’s bitch. I think they have a great team and I was very proud of them for keeping the National title in state last year.


    Do Alabama fans have a superiority complex? Probably, but so does every other fan of every other team out there that has a winning traditon. You can go to just about any comment thread on this site for examples. Every time I hear somebody say that I just laugh. I mean aren’t you suppose to feel like your team is the best? Aren’t you suppose to get their backs win or lose? Why would you want to feel any other way? Go out and ask any Auburn fan who is better, Alabama or Auburn, and who do you think they will say? Auburn right? Just look at the comment patau61 left up above about how Auburn has been the better team over the last 30 years. Is that true right now? No, does that mean they have a superiority complex because they think they are? You be the judge. All I know is I love my team and I think they are better than any other team out there, if that means I have a superiority complex, so be it…..

  9. shamrock7326 says: Dec 11, 2011 5:17 PM

    Nobody cares about Auburn. Very plain Jane and forgettable.

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