Former Florida State coach talks about a coaching job at Florida Gators

Former Florida State coach talks about a coaching job at Florida Gators


There have been quite a few names in circulation over the past few days as the Florida Gators look for a new head coach. Two of the most famous were ULL coach Billy Napier and Ole Miss Lane Kiffin coach. Among the Dark Horse nominees is Bob Stoops, who was listed as the bet of choice before dropping the job earlier this week.

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Now, another member of the Stoops family, Mark, has provided some comments on open jobs in Gainesville and Baton Rouge. Bruce Feldman was one of the figures in the media who linked Stoops to the job. The Kentucky State coach spoke about the rumors Monday during a press conference.

“I have no control over that,” Stubbs said via The Courier-Journal. I don’t want it outside. I don’t want that distraction. I’m not asking for it. Like I joked weeks ago when someone mentioned it, I’d rather it be like that than talk about all of you guys when they’re going to fire me. I can just control trying to win and build a program Here. I think we can all understand that I’m committed to doing it here and I plan to do it.”

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Stoops has been the Wildcats’ head coach since 2017 and has amassed a record 57-53. He led Kentucky State to a 10-win season in 2018 and won three straight games. Heading into the end of the season against Louisville, the UK is currently 8-3 and about to be in the top 25. Stoops have finished .500 or better in five of the past six seasons.

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The former defense coordinator for Florida State has a lot of ties to the Sunshine State. He developed multiple solid defenses during his tenure at Tallahassee from 2010-12 under Jimbo Fisher and was mentioned as a candidate to replace former coach Willie Taggart. Stubbs also coached the defensive back at Miami from 2001-2003 and the United States Forces in 1996.

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