This is a big weekend for Mark Stoops 

September, 8, 2010

In honor of what I'm calling Step-up Saturday, this week's Top 10 list is about the 10 people with the most to prove this weekend.

1. Mark Stoops, Florida State Seminoles defensive coordinator
The Noles' D has been awful the past few years. Stoops replaced long-time FSU DC Mickey Andrews and is incorporating more zone coverages in hopes of solving so many of the issues that have hindered the Noles in recent years. He has some great talent -- but much of it is very, very young. Last year, the Seminoles ranked 110th nationally, allowing more than 443 yards per game. They looked much better in Week 1, but now we'll actually find out something about the FSU D because the Sooners are nasty at home and have a ton of weapons, starting with RB DeMarco Murray and WR Ryan Broyles.

Oh, and Stoops will be coaching against his big brother, Oklahoma head man Bob.