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Article written by Nick Roush

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12 responses to ““No hard feelings” between Stoops and House”

  1. makeitstop

    Good for Matt House, good for UK. When u get good, people want ur coaches and draft ur players, and it’s been awhile since that happened on the football side. I know Stoops said no hard feelings and I’m sure they’re friends, but “trying to replace him with better coaches” does sound like throwing a wee bit of shade, even though it is an obvious truism (we’re not trying to replace them w worse coaches, clearly). It’s good to be a program people want to steal ur staff, as opposed to us paying people off for years while they work for someone else. Progress.

    1. RackEmWillie

      It’s not really throwing shade. They’re going to try and replace Josh Allen with someone better. They’re going to try and replace Benny with someone better.

    2. ClutchCargo

      Would you want him to say the players and coaches that left are the best we will ever have, so we have to settle for less?

    3. makeitstop

      No, truth is I like what he said. Of course u try to replace good with better. But just like u don’t say u fired someone, u say they left to pursue other opportunities, u don’t usually point out u hope to do even better. It’s a little edgey, and I like it. Monte Kiffin told me one time the “Tampa 2” was him, and u could try and copy it, but it was his scheme. To be great at D, u have to have a little of that… then go back it up. Good for Stoops.

    4. notFromhere

      Makeitstop, keep it coming! Perfect take

    5. notFromhere

      Wth… site posted before I finished it…

      …until the “shade” part. No one is throwing shade. Stoops has said that before any departures ever happened and after every departure when asked. Never wavered.

      It’s just being consistent. I hope they can upgrade as a unit, even as good as last year was.

  2. Bluebloodtoo

    Nah, Stoops is just explaining his policy about replacing with better talent. It’s not personal at all. There is so much turnover in coaching every year, you can’t throw people under the bus when your situation doesn’t fit their needs. You’ll eventually run out of interested parties. Everyone changes jobs. You just enjoy the time while both parties priorities are aligned.

    1. jaws2

      Unless you’re Tom Crean!!

  3. bbn606

    Stoops is very good about not telling the whole story and maybe sometimes he shouldn’t. We didn’t find out why Denzil Ware missed the bowl game until almost a year later.

  4. truetotheblue

    Dean good is done a great job turning around the special teams and would be best man for the job.I really thought some other bigger program or NFL would of done snatched him for special teams but this should be his shot.just my opion!

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  6. notFromhere

    Tbh I thought the college grind was getting to House during last year’s pressers. He was a bit more quiet and shorter with his responses than usual. Happy for coach to get that job, but sorry to see him go. He was a class act while he was here.