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Mark Stoops staying at FSU

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Rumored to be on Auburn’s radar to fill their defensive coordinator void, Mark Stoops is reportedly set to remain where he’s been for the past two years.

According to the Tallahassee Democrat, and citing two university sources, Stoops will remain at Florida State as their defensive coordinator.  The paper writes that “Stoops turned down ‘multiple’ offers to serve as defensive coordinator at other universities before deciding to stay in Tallahassee.”

In addition to the coordinator job on The Plains, Stoops has been mentioned as a potential candidate for the head-coaching vacancy at Akron as well.  The fact that Stoops has been mentioned in connection to any and a lot of openings is not that surprising based on his time with the Seminoles.

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.

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3 Responses to “Mark Stoops staying at FSU”
  1. woebegong says: Dec 18, 2011 8:33 AM

    He really didn’t have anything to gain by going to Auburn. The SEC is a tougher league than the ACC, and if he couldn’t get Auburn’s defense in the top 5 ranking in 2-3 years, he would be let go anyway. The fans and administration are pretty impatient in SEC schools. They might have paid him a few more bucks, but he would not have been happy there. He has been at FSU for 2 years and turned their defense around. Many of the kids he recruited are still there and I am sure counted on his promise that he would be also.
    Smart move there coach. Your next job should be as a head coach someplace, not a lateral move as DC at another school.

  2. shamrock7326 says: Dec 19, 2011 4:51 AM

    Some SEC schools think they’ll get anything and everything. Regardless of a bad move or not. Auburn is a mess anyway, what sane individual would think Mark Stoops would take a risk like that? Waste of time.

  3. bayoubauer says: Dec 19, 2011 11:55 AM

    I wish i knew how to quit you.

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