Report: Mike Stoops Offered Ohio State Defensive Coordinator Job


UPDATED: Thursday December 1, 2011 2:09 PM

New Ohio State coach Urban Meyer has offered Mike Stoops the co-defensive coordinator position, a Tulsa, Okla., television station reported Thursday.

According to KOTV, Stoops was in Columbus on Wednesday and was considering the position.

Stoops, 49, was recently fired as head coach at Arizona and compiled a 41-50 record in 7 ½ years at the school.

He was the defensive coordinator at Oklahoma University under his brother, Bob Stoops, for five seasons before being hired at Arizona.

Stoops, a Youngstown native, also coached at Iowa and Kansas State.

Stay with 10TV News and 10TV.com for continuing Ohio State football coverage.New Ohio State coach Urban Meyer has offered Mike Stoops the co-defensive coordinator position, a Tulsa, Okla., television station reported Thursday.

According to KOTV, Stoops was in Columbus on Wednesday and was considering the position.

Stoops, 49, was recently fired as head coach at Arizona and compiled a 41-50 record in 7 ½ years at the school.

He was the defensive coordinator at Oklahoma University under his brother, Bob Stoops, for five seasons before being hired at Arizona.

Stoops, a Youngstown native, also coached at Iowa and Kansas State.

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