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Kentucky has its man
91 minutes ago
Comments:74Add a commentOne of the most recognizable surnames in college football is coming to Kentucky.
CatsPause.com has learned through multiple sources that Florida State defensive coordinator Mark Stoops will become the next head coach at Kentucky, and an official announcement could come as early as Tuesday afternoon.
The highly regarded defensive coordinator is the brother of Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops and former Arizona head coach Mike Stoops would become a collegiate head coach for the first time.
The hire would have to be considered a boon for Kentucky, which has struggled to find any consistent success throughout its history. With deep recruiting ties to the state of Florida and Ohio, where his father was a longtime high school coach, Stoops has long been considered an ace recruiter.
Stoops' three-year tenure as Florida State's defensive coordinator has been impressive. The Seminoles ranked 108th nationally in total defense the year before he arrived, yielding 434.6 yards per game and 30.0 points per game, which ranked 94th in the country. Stoops took over in 2010 and immediately lowered those numbers to 42nd nationally in total defense (353.7 yards per game) and 20th in scoring (19.6).
The Seminoles have been one of the stingiest units in the country the past two seasons, ranking in the top five both total defense and scoring defense. Stoops' zone schemes have made the Seminoles one of the most difficult teams in the nation to throw the ball against.
This post was edited by Sonny Shipp 17 months ago
I like this hire for Kentucky, much more so than the Joker Phillips hire.
Solid hire, all he has to do is have Calipari teach him how to recruit and........magic.
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