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CBS Sports report: UK interviews Fla. State assistant

TALLAHASSEE -- Kentucky has interviewed Florida State defensive coordinator Mark Stoops for its head coaching opening, according to a CBSSports.com report.

Under Stoops, FSU's defense led the country with 236.3 yards allowed per game entering Saturday's game with Florida. Stoops, Arizona's defensive coordinator from 2004-09, is a finalist for the National Defensive Coordinator of the Year award.

Stoops is the brother of Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops.

Kentucky is replacing Joker Phillips and finished 2-10 (0-8 in SEC play) after Saturday's 37-17 loss to Tennessee.


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