TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) _ Ronnie Andrews, the son of Florida
State defensive coordinator Mickey Andrews, has died.
Police say Ronnie Andrews was found outside his father's house
Sunday evening. Officials have not said what the cause of death
may be, but police say foul play was not suspected.
Andrews was a walk-on at Florida State in 1985 after
transferring from Valdosta State and was on the team for two
Head coach Bobby Bowden says Mickey Andrews will take an
unspecified amount of time away from the team.
Andrews is in his 24th season as defensive coordinator for the
Ronnie Andrews was the father of three children. Funeral
services are set for Wednesday in Tallahassee.
FSU Head Coach Bobby Bowden said:
"Got to be tough as heck. Got to be tough as heck. I don't know anything more tougher than losing a son."
FSU Sophomore Safety Myron Rolle said:
"Coach Andrews is like a father figure to us and when he loses somebody, it's like we all lose somebody so we're all hurting just as much as he is."
FSU Redshirt Freshman Defensive Back Ochuko Jenije said:
"Without having him here today, it was definitely weird from period one to period 24 so it was definitely different. We didn't have the fire we usually do."
FSU Offensive Coordinator Jimbo Fisher said:
"I couldn't imagine what it would be like for a child to have passed and going through that as a parent. I don't think there can be a greater loss in this world especially to someone who loves their kids as much as Mick and Dianne do."