Two ESPN.com college football bloggers — one from the SEC, one from the Big East — discuss Mark Stoops’ impact on recruiting in Kentucky and the effect he has on what Charlie Strong is doing at U of L.
Big East blogger Andrea Adelson writes: “… seeing Kentucky up there in the ESPN rankings has to put a pit in the stomach of Louisville fans everywhere. Because as Louisville has risen, Kentucky has fallen miserably, a double dose of joy for Cards fans. Stoops, however, is no pushover. So now the big question: Does Louisville have to start worrying about Kentucky again?”
To which SEC blogger Edward Aschoff says: “I’m not ready to crown Stoops as the next great recruiter, but if I’m at Louisville, I’m a little worried about what Stoops could do in and around the state of Kentucky.”
Then Adelson asks: “I think their game this year in Lexington may end up being the most difficult on the schedule for Louisville. I know it’s looking way far ahead, but do you think there is a chance the Wildcats pull the upset?”
And Aschoff said: “With the current roster Kentucky has, it’ll be tough, so if the Wildcats are going to pull the upset this fall, those freshmen have to make an immediate impact.”