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FILE - In this Aug. 12, 2012, file photo, Florida State defensive coordinator Mark Stoops is interviewed during the Seminoles' football media day in Tallahassee, Fla. Kentucky has hired Florida State defensive coordinator Mark Stoops as its new football coach. The university announced Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012 that Stoops will replace Joker Phillips, who was fired on Nov. 4.  (AP Photo/Phil Sears, File)
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FILE - In this Aug. 12, 2012, file photo, Florida State defensive coordinator Mark Stoops is interviewed during the Seminoles' football media day in Tallahassee, Fla. Kentucky has hired Florida State defensive coordinator Mark Stoops as its new football coach. The university announced Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012 that Stoops will replace Joker Phillips, who was fired on Nov. 4. (AP Photo/Phil Sears, File)

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