The Florida State Seminoles are on the hunt for a new head coach. After firing Willie Taggart before the end of his second season, the Seminoles are looking for a new leader.
During ESPN’s College GameDay on Saturday morning, college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit doubled-down on who he thinks is a great fit at Florida State.
Last week, Herbstreit mentioned Kentucky head coach Mark Stoops as a prime candidate.
On Saturday, he brought up Stoops for the Florida State job one again. Here’s what Herbie had to say, via Saturday Down South:
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.
Stoops led the Wildcats to 10 wins last season, including an impressive win over Penn State in the Citrus Bowl.
Several names, including former Florida State star Deion Sanders, have popped up in the Seminoles’ search. Will Stoops make the list?