CBS: FSU Defensive Coordinator Has Interviewed For UK Job

11/24/2012 05:15 PM

CBS’ Jeremy Fowler is reporting that Florida State defensive coordinator Mark Stoops has interviewed for the vacant UK head coach position. This news comes just hours after UK athletic director Mitch Barnhart told reporters that no one has been offered the job and that there is plenty of interest.

Stoops, the brother of Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops and former Arizona coach Mike Stoops, has been in charge of the 10th-ranked Seminoles’ defense since arriving from Arizona. This season, Florida State’s defense ranks seventh nationally in points allowed with 15.1 per game. Stoops has no prior head coaching experience.

Stay tuned to KSTV this week as we track the potential candidates to replace Joker Phillips.

Thomas Beisner

TJ is an Anchor for Spectrum News. You can catch his work on KSTV, the only nightly show in the state focusing on UK Sports. When it comes to UK Basketball, TJ covers recruiting, the NCAA tournament and everything in between. During March TJ probably sees the players more than he sees his family but he’s able to provide Spectrum News viewers the unique insight that only a lifelong fan can give. He’s also taken on several special programs including “Wildcat Forever: The John Stewart Story.” KSTV airs weeknights at 7:30 and 11pm on Spectrum News. You can also catch podcasts of the show as well as bonus podcasts, just find KSTV on Itunes. For the latest on everything going on with UK Athletics, recruiting or if you just need some hilarious parenting anecdotes follow TJ on Twitter @tjbeisner.

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