Kentucky’s record attendance of 50,831 fans at the Spring Game Saturday definitely opened some of the national media’s eyes to what’s happening with the UK football program. ESPN’s SEC Blog headlines part of their SEC Spring Game roundup with the attendance numbers, which they say is the BBN’s way of showing their approval thus far for Mark Stoops:
Only a few months on the job, Stoops watched as a record 50,831 fans showed up to watch Wildcats’ Blue/White Spring Game inside Commonwealth Stadium Saturday night. Even with all the questions still remaining for this football team, Big Blue Nation clearly likes the change going on under Stoops and came out in full force for the Blue team’s 24-23 win over the White squad.
“Thought it was a great night for the program,” Stoops said. “Really appreciate the fan support, just an unbelievable atmosphere. I thought the players played hard. Made some mistakes, but overall, pretty clean game. So, very excited.”
According to Cats Illustrated’s Ben Jones, UK’s Spring Game attendance was second in the country behind Nebraska, who had 60,000 in the stands.
The sleeping giant is awake.