Florida State hires Mark Stoops

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.

For more details, read Saturday's Vindicator or visit Vindy.com.

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