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Good hire for Kentucky
Vince Lombardi was asked how it felt to have the best football team in the world. He replied, I don't know. We haven't played Alabama yet.
Best part of that job is probably the basketball tickets
Haha. You could scalp those for a nice mint.
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With some of the names that were thrown around, seems like a big letdown to me.
agents were telling clients that uk is a dead end job.
They were correct.
CatsPause has confirmed through sources that Mark Stoops will become the next head coach at Kentucky, and an official announcement come as early as Tuesday afternoon.
This reminded me of something I read years ago of Bear's time at UK. In 1950 Bryant won UK's first SEC football championship and his 'bonus' was a wrist watch. Rupp won the basketball championship that same year and got a Cadillac.
It's an ok hire to me. Stoops didn't really impress me that much at FSU. With the all talent they have they should be able to walk through the ACC.
When in Rome!!
Good hire for them I think
Who else was gonna gamble on this job?
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I love that FSU loses their best coach...
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Nothing against anyone but why is the hiring of Mark Stoops a good thing? I guess it's a good hire if you measure it by the standards of Kentucky Football.
I never understood people mentioning Petrino with this job. I mean sure he's probably desperate for work. But he's also got an ego bigger than most coaches. No way he would take a lower tier job like this imo.
I heard that story too but was told it was a cigarette lighter he was given instead of a watch.
If someone can win at Vandy like James Franklin it can be done at Kentucky IMO. I think Stoops will have to be able to embrace the basketball program as a recruiting tool. They would get a chance to watch future NBA players all winter long. Louisville is producing a suprising amount of talent nowadays but most high school players in the state consider UK a laughing stock.
This should help with landing White and may affect a few other defensive recruits.
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