November 9, 2007 - by
Mickey Andrews Named MCS National Defensive Coordinator Of The Week

Nov. 9, 2007

Following Florida State’s upset win over No.2 Boston College, both Drew Weatherford and Rodney Hudson were honored by the ACC. Now defensive coordinator Mickey Andrews has been recognized for the job he did versus the Eagle offense and Heisman Trophy candidate Matt Ryan. Andrews was named the Master Coaches Survey Defensive Coordinator of the Week.

FSU Linebacker Geno Hayes returned Matt Ryan’s third interception for a 38-yard touchdown with 1:10 to play on Saturday night to help Florida State beat Boston College 27-17, ending the Eagles’ run at an unbeaten season and shaking up the BCS standings yet again.  The Seminoles’ defense, led by veteran defensive coordinator Andrews, made the big plays to thwart the Eagles every time they tried to make a comeback behind Ryan. Florida State forced four costly turnovers, of which three were interceptions.


Ryan was picked off once in the first quarter inside the Seminoles 10. He also threw an interception early in the third that allowed Florida State to move into position for a 40-yard field goal that made it 10-0.  Late in the fourth quarter, the Eagles trailed 20-17, and Ryan moved the Eagles out to the 33 before Hayes stripped the ball from BC’s Ryan Purvis on a pass and took it for a touchdown to seal the Seminoles upset victory.


For his team’s outstanding defensive effort, Coach Mickey Andrews is awarded the MCS Nike Game Ball for the National Defensive Coordinator of the Week.


Each week during the 2007 college football season, the 17 Master Football Coaches will award an MCS Nike Game Ball to the respective schools of a National Offensive, Defensive and Special Teams Player of the Week. The Master Coaches will also present a game ball to the offensive and defensive coordinator whose game plans made the biggest impact in their respective teams’ victory.

In addition to Coach Andrews, the Master Football Coaches will also award MCS Nike Game Balls to Arkansas running back Darren McFadden, Navy defensive end Chris Kuhar-Pitters, UConn kicker returnerTyvon Branch and Kansas Offensive Coordinator Ed Warriner.


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