Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Mickey Andrews Retirement Plans Announced Today
According to Florida State University, DC Mickey Andrews will announce his retirement plans in a statement to be released at 3PM this afternoon.
He will answer questions from the assembled media after practice, which should be around 6PM eastern time.
From the Tallahassee Democrat newspaper:
Andrews ((pictured, thanks Glenn Beil/Tallahassee Democrat)) had seriously considered retiring after each of the past two seasons. His wife, Diane, left little doubt about his plans in an interview with the Tallahassee Democrat last week.
"Florida State is so special for us," she said. "I hate like the dickens that it is coming down to this with Mickey leaving. I hate it worse than anything.
"We've been here 26 years. These people have been with us through all kinds of things, these tragedies (including the death of son Ronnie two years ago.)"
Right now, the FSU "total defense" is ranked 109th in Division one football giving up over 400 yards per game on average.
The next hurdle will be to decide who gets to make the choice of a new Defensive Coordinator- Bobby Bowden or Jimbo Fisher...
"We'll tell (recruits) that Coach Bowden and myself, we'll all make that intelligent decision on the future," Jimbo Fisher said, "and we'll have to cross that bridge when we come to it."
Right... we believe you...
Here's a feature that ran on Andrews on Seminole Sports Magazine back in September
((HT: SUN Sports))
Sources close to the situation in Tallahassee told OSG Sports before the season started that Andrews would be leaving when Bobby Bowden was leaving...
Makes you wonder if something bigger is on the horizon...