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Kentucky hire to weaken FSU recruiting?

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07:44 PM ET 12.03 | New Kentucky coach Mark Stoops is building his staff by pulling from his former one: Florida State's. He's taking defensive line coach D.J. Eliot, who's known as a strong recruiter and a reason for FSU having perhaps the country's best defensive end rotation entering 2012, as his new defensive coordinator.

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December 3, 2012  09:35 PM ET

EWO won't be happy hearing that. The state of Florida is a tough place to recruit.

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December 3, 2012  09:52 PM ET

No way around it. Losing Mark Stoops hurt our program.

That being said, I think the biggest thing FSU has to fear in recruiting the state of Florida, is the faster-than-expected rise of the gators. But Jimbo can do a little recruiting too, and as long as we win, we'll get our share of top recruits.

As for Stoops, himself, pulling recruits from us? Not very concerned about that. If Stoops can convince a kid that he'll be better of playing football at Kentucky than FSU, he can HAVE that kid.

December 3, 2012  09:54 PM ET

Oops. Meant to say "...better off..."

December 3, 2012  10:42 PM ET

More like "Kentucky hire to weaken Stoops' resume."

December 3, 2012  11:57 PM ET
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No way around it. Losing Mark Stoops hurt our program.That being said, I think the biggest thing FSU has to fear in recruiting the state of Florida, is the faster-than-expected rise of the gators. But Jimbo can do a little recruiting too, and as long as we win, we'll get our share of top recruits.As for Stoops, himself, pulling recruits from us? Not very concerned about that. If Stoops can convince a kid that he'll be better of playing football at Kentucky than FSU, he can HAVE that kid.

Agreed. Kentucky isn't the problem. Losing two good recruiters is. If Trooper and Luper aren't given show-cause, you guys could probably hire them in a couple of months. :)

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December 4, 2012  03:29 PM ET

EWO, the 'Noles better not go to sleep on N.Ill. Just sayin'...

 
December 4, 2012  09:55 PM ET
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EWO, the 'Noles better not go to sleep on N.Ill. Just sayin'...

Tin, if our players feel like I do - insulted - then I don't think we've got a thing to worry about.

NIU rises and falls with the play of dual-threat QB Jordan Lynch. We've already faced a much better dual-theat QB this season in Taj Boyd, of Clemson. Boyd has MUCH more dangerous weapons at his disposal than does Mr. Lynch, and we beat Clemson solidly.

Additionally, NIU has not faced a defense like ours. We've got 3 future first-rounders at DE, some studs at LB, and one of the best defensive backfields in the nation. The Huskies O-line should be finished by halftime. This game has the potential to get UGLY, and I don't see NIU beating us under ANY circumstances.

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