Kirk Herbstreit explains why Mark Stoops would be a good fit at Florida State
The Florida State Seminoles are looking for a new coach after firing Willie Taggart this past week. One name that has come up in the search is Kentucky’s Mark Stoops.
Stoops has turned the Wildcats into a program that is competitive in the SEC and won 10 games in 2018.
On Saturday morning’s College GameDay, analyst Kirk Herbstreit explained why Stoops makes a lot of sense for the Seminoles:
“There’s talent on that team. There’s no discipline on that team. They need a coach who will bring discipline into that team. Now, the question becomes, ‘Who is the right guy?’ I think Mark Stoops is an interesting name, because now he has head-coaching experience. Last year, the SEC Coach of the Year. He was at Florida State as a defensive coordinator and helped build that defense up and went on to win a national championship.
“Florida State is tricky. It’s a trickier job that many out there. Jimbo Fisher is winning national championships and still frustrated internally with the athletic department.
You need a guy who understands Florida State and who has been there and can recruit in that state as well.”
Will FSU be able to land Stoops? Will Kentucky let him go without a fight? We’ll find out as the coaching carousel starts spinning.