ESPN's Herbstreit: Kentucky's Mark Stoops "Most Obvious Name" For Noles

ESPN's lead college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit spoke to reporters via teleconference Wednesday and was asked about the Florida State head coaching search.

“And I think that the most obvious name to come to the top of my head is Mark Stoops...(Stoops) has done a pretty good job there. Won 10 games last year, which is tough to do in the SEC when you’re in Lexington. And so I think he would be an obvious candidate, but there are a lot of other guys that I’m sure will be candidates…” - Kirk Herbstreit, ESPN, per Matt Baker of the Tampa Bay Times

Stoops spent three years at Florida State as the defensive coordinator, from 2010-2012, before leaving to become the head coach of the Kentucky Wildcats. Stoops is 40-43 at Kentucky, culminating in a 10-3 season last year that included a win over Penn State in the Citrus Bowl. Kentucky is 4-4 this year.