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Florida State hires Mark Stoops

Published: Fri, December 11, 2009 @ 7:54 p.m.

Florida State has hired Mark Stoops as defensive coordinator, eliminating him from the race to be Youngstown State's next head coach, according to multiple online reports including ESPN.com.

Stoops, the defensive coordinator at Arizona under his brother Mike, will replace longtime defensive coordinator Mickey Andrews, who announced his retirement earlier this season after 26 years. Stoops is the first hand-picked coordinator by Jimbo Fisher, who will replace legendary coach Bobby Bowden following the Konica Minolta Gator Bowl.

Stoops was believed to be the top choice by the YSU brass.

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1valleyred(1102 comments)posted 5 years, 8 months ago

Cough, Wolford, Cough!

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2alpheusiam(64 comments)posted 5 years, 8 months ago

Ok Strollo, it appears you got your hire, 2nd choice, or so it appears. Neither one were my first pick, but admittedly both for sure top 5. I still suspect all that national search crap, but so be it. Now, Ron, do your new coach a favor, get out of his way and RESIGN and at least admit you're far better at facilities and committees, and fund raising, and balancing all but one hat on your head and all that social intercourse crap then you are at AD. Then apply for Dr.Sweet's job and accept the logical kind of 'YSU Think' promotion and reward for being excellent at everything but athletics AD and you may find yourself in a job that is apparently perfectly suited for you. I will even say, I SUPPORT YOUR IMMEDIATE UPWARD MOVE! But dude you've got to CUT THE BELLY, FALL ON THE SWORD, ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY! Then roll the dice and apply for the big seat and let the chips fall where they may. If you get the job, you'd be doing everybody including YSU fans, new coach and especially your conscience a great service by hiring Jon Heacock as the new AD. All will be redeemed, flowers will bloom and you'd actually learn how to be a man. And oh yeah, you told Eric that the big game money was more important to you and the YSU bean counters and gadabouts, then his life let alone his career, right? And remember that if you would have fired Heacock when I said, like 5-6 weeks ago that the new coaches name would be Stoops as you wanted first choice but you couldn't get off the pot, right? So, who's fault is it? Have you looked in the mirror and said, "Hey, I suck at AD, I dropped the ball, what was I thinking?, early Penguin gets the freakin SMELT!" See, you'd even be my superstar, YSU president, hometown hero and could have been the planner of making your former friend Jon Heacock AD and instead you screwed up at your job and just luckily got your own second choice, Does that make you feel anything or can I taunt you some more? OK, you blew it dude! How would your wife feel if she found out that's how you pick her anniversary gift? I will bet you a $1,000.00 Athletic donation that if you gave a mea culpe and applied you would get the Sweet job and could hire Heacock and YSU would be on the path to better times. Get some stones man and they'll name a building that you designed, funded, built and added an elevator to, after you, now that's a legacy.

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3alpheusiam(64 comments)posted 5 years, 8 months ago

I'm using this as a template to write Tiger a harassing letter, because that's how stupid he should feel too.

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4tdclac69(13 comments)posted 5 years, 8 months ago

Is this the same Eric Wolford that they used to call "Baby New Year" when he played at Ursuline? How about Walt Harris from Akron- has anyone checked him out?

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5hausser(21 comments)posted 5 years, 8 months ago


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6theword(342 comments)posted 5 years, 8 months ago

Good luck to Mark at Florida State.

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7valleyred(1102 comments)posted 5 years, 8 months ago

PenguinBird, Heacock was a D-Coordinator at Indiana before returning to YSU.

Secondly, he will make $500,000 at FSU, nearly double what he is making at Arizona, and double what he would have made at YSU.

Wolford is the guy we need.

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