November 27, 2012
Mark Stoops, the University of Kentucky's new head coach, has been the Seminoles’ defensive coordinator the past three seasons. Florida State’s defense was ranked 108th when he took over and he has turned the Seminoles into one of the nation’s top defensive teams. The Seminoles have the nation’s second-ranked defense, giving up 249.4 yards per game. Kentucky allowed 391 yards a contest this season.
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COLLEGE FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK: FSU defensive coordinator Stoops hired to be Kentucky's next head coach; Tulsa AD suspended for reportedly gambling on college football
Mark Stoops, the architect who turned around Florida State's defense and made the unit into one of the best in the nation, is leaving Tallahassee to accept his first major head coaching job at Kentucky.