Arizona’s Mark Stoops A Good Pick To Lead Florida State Defensively

Posted by Michael McGuffee on December-13-2009 Add Comments

Jimbo Fisher has made his first crucial decision as Florida State’s head football coach, and on paper, it looks like a good one.

Fisher has selected Arizona defensive coordinator Mark Stoops to be Mickey Andrews’ successor at Florida State, and Seminole fans should be pleased to have him.

For starters, Stoops’ specialty just so happens to be defensive backs.

Florida State’s struggles in the secondary were well documented and routinely exploited in 2009, and there’s no doubt it was an area of concern for Fisher moving forward.

Stoops played defensive back at Iowa from 1986 to 1988, and landed his first collegiate coaching position in 1996 under Jim Leavitt at South Florida. Stoops coached defensive...

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