Auburn Football 2011: Mark Stoops Considered by Auburn to Replace Ted Roof

Kevin McGradySenior Writer IDecember 13, 2011

NORMAN, OK - OCTOBER 18:  (L-R) Head coach Mark Mangino of the Kansas Jayhawks and head coach Bob Stoops of the Oklahoma Sooners talk before a game at Memorial Stadium on October 18, 2008 in Norman, Oklahoma.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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Many candidates have been speculated as targets for the Auburn defensive coordinator search. It began to be reported on Monday that Mark Stoops has been hired. This is not the case at this point.

Mark Stoops is the current defensive coordinator at Florida State. There is little doubt that he is one of the prospects to fill the opening left by the departure of Ted Roof. He runs a defensive scheme that fits the athletes recruited by Auburn.

Even though it does appear that Mark Stoops is a great match for the job, other contractual issues must be ironed out before he is actually hired. Those include, but are not limited to, who would serve on his defensive staff, what defensive scheme he would run, how much money he would make, how long would he be hired for, etc…

Mark Stoops runs a 4-3 multiple defensive schemes very similar to that which Auburn attempted in 2011. By all accounts, his defensive approach worked well at Florida State this season. If terms can be reached, this appears to be an excellent prospect for the Auburn program.

Florida State’s defensive statistics 2011 under Mark Stoops compared to those of Auburn.


Florida State 


Rushing Defense

81.83 yards per game

194.75 yards per game

Pass Defense

192.75 yards per game

211 yards per game

Pass Efficiency Defense

119.11 score

137.31 score

Scoring Defense

15.17 points

29.33 points


3 per game

1.75 per game

Tackles For Loss

7.67 per game

5.75 per game

Total Defense

274.58 yards per game

405.75 yards per game

Total Defense National Rank