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Former Wildcat coach Mike Stoops hired at FAU

Posted at 7:22 PM, Jan 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-28 21:22:06-05

BOCA RATON, Florida — Florida Atlantic has hired former Arizona Wildcat football coach Mike Stoops as its defensive coordinator.

Stoops was most recently a defensive analyst at Alabama, and was also a coordinator at Oklahoma.

"Mike brings tremendous experience to the defensive side of the ball," FAU coach Willie Taggart said in a statement. "His pedigree, two national championships, countless players to the NFL and his wealth of knowledge speaks for itself. This is a home run for us. As a former head coach and defensive coordinator at 'Power 5' programs, he knows the importance of building a defensive staff that can teach and adjust."

He coached the Wildcats from 2004 to 2011, compiling a 41-50 record while taking Arizona to three bowl apperances.