Athlon is in the prognostication business, and their latest is a list of potential successors to Butch Davis at UNC in 2012. Check the line-up of possibles for the new Tar Heel head coach and you'll find FSU's Defensive Coordinator. At least Mark isn't on the top of that list, which includes USF's Skip Holtz and V-Tech's veteran DC, Bud Foster.
The addition of legendary loose cannon Mike Leach doesn't exactly lend credibility to the list (yeah, Leach in Chapel Hill -- that'll be the day). But get used to seeing Stoops name floated for any number of head coaching jobs. The bittersweet reality is, the better his defense plays, the faster he's outta here.