Just how close was FSU to losing coach Mark Stoops to the Akron Zips? You wouldn't believe it if we told you. Anonymous Source: "The groundwork was there. It's no secret that Mark was impressed with the offer that Akron laid on the table, but in the end, FSU won the bidding war. Auburn was never really in this thing to be honest." When asked about how lucky FSU fans should feel about Mark's decision, the same source went on to say: "Stoops was LITERALLY seconds away from packing his bags and heading to Ohio if FSU had not come through with the counter-offer in the end."