Get that money, Coach Stoops!
Not even six months after signing a contract extension, Mark Stoops has agreed to another contract extension that will keep him at Kentucky through 2019. Mitch Barnhart had this to say:
Mark is guiding our program in the direction we all want it to go and we are proud to reward that. I was confident Mark was right for this job when I hired him, but he has exceeded my expectations. From leading a group of young men to recruiting to fundraising, Mark has embraced and excelled in all facets of this job. I am excited about the progress our team has shown on the field, but this is as much about the next five years as it is the last 1.5. As I’ve said before, I believe we can compete at the highest level in the toughest conference. Coach Stoops is the coach to take us there.
He’s just getting started, bro.
Update: We will have a live press conference with Mark Stoops streaming on KSR at 2:00 pm. Cats.