Urban Meyer Wants Mike Stoops On Ohio State's Staff, According To Report

Is new Ohio St. Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer going to compose a staff entirely of former coaches? He's already retained 2010 Buckeyes interim coach Luke Fickell as his defensive coordinator, and, according to Dean Blevins, wants former Arizona Wildcats coach Mike Stoops to help out with the D.

A former head coach, whose brother is the head coach of the Oklahoma Sooners, considering a co-coordinator position under someone besides his brother? Life is strange sometimes. There are regional ties -- Stoops hails from Youngstown, Ohio.

According to Blevins, Stoops has been in Columbus this week and has other schools interested in hiring him for other spots.

Stoops coached as an assistant at Iowa, Kansas State, and Oklahoma before taking over the Arizona program.

For more Ohio State, head to Buckeyes blog Along The Olentangy and Big Ten blog Off Tackle Empire. For more college football news, stay tuned to SB Nation, and here's our 2011 Coaching Carousel Tracker.

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