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It’s time to get to know DJ Eliot

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DJ Eliot is the latest member of Mark Stoops’ staff to get the KyWildcatsTV profile treatment, but first, I’d like to share a story about Eliot from one of KSR’s fans, Pete McHolland. McHolland wrote in a few weeks ago with this picture of his son and UK’s defensive coordinator, along with the following story:

My 7 year old son and I were watching some fly fisherman from a bridge in Silverthorne, Colorado. (Of course we are representing in UK hoodies). We saw a guy catch a 4-pound rainbow trout ten feet from where we were standing. I reached for my phone to take a photo and realized I had left it in the car.

As we are walking back to the car I hear, “C-A-T-S cats cats cats.” I flash him the three goggles and he calls is over and asks if we are football fans. I said, “we try to be, were excited for what’s coming over the next two years in football.”

The guy reaches out to shake mine and my seven-year-old’s hand and tells us he is DJ Eliott. Immediately I knew he was the defensive coordinator. We talked Jason Hatcher, Drew Barker, and Matt Elam– He made it a point to tell me how much they want to keep these talented Kentucky kids in state.

Long story short, the guy was totally awesome. He initiated the entire conversation. He talked to me as long as I wanted to talk to him (easily ten minutes) and I let him get back to fishing.

This staff is just too cool. Fly fishing in the Rocky Mountains, and he loves the cats and his job so much, he couldn’t let a 7 year old with a UK hoodie walk by without talking football.

Great experience.

Check out KyWildcatsTV’s profile of Eliot below:

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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12 Comments for It’s time to get to know DJ Eliot

  1. Duffus
    10:54 am July 16, 2013 Permalink

    Awesome baby! Can we just get on with flying around!!! I got my little siren have you?

  2. Frez
    10:57 am July 16, 2013 Permalink

    Lets see how great he is after 2-10 season

  3. DH
    11:02 am July 16, 2013 Permalink

    2) Most intelligent UK fans have tempered expectations for this season. Football is a different beast than basketball. I think the coaching staff will get a pass this season as long as the team is competing and not giving up. Give it a couple years

  4. Frog Wilson
    11:42 am July 16, 2013 Permalink

    What #3 said

  5. Michael F. Jox
    11:52 am July 16, 2013 Permalink

    Cool story, but was he fishing next to a strip-mall parking lot?

  6. Bobbum man
    11:56 am July 16, 2013 Permalink

    3- if you ignore the trolls they will go away

  7. Brent
    12:08 pm July 16, 2013 Permalink

    Wow he looks so much like Ed helms in that picture lol

  8. JF
    12:08 pm July 16, 2013 Permalink

    It’s great having staff that are excited to be here and really into it. With UK football we take what we can get. What really annoyed me last year wasn’t the record, for example, it was how the team just seemed to concede when the inevitable scoring run would come. I can live with 2-10, but I can’t watch lack of effort. These guys are bringing a new energy, and the rest will follow.

  9. JF
    12:11 pm July 16, 2013 Permalink

    Also Joker’s head scratching decisions in games at times. You can’t play not to lose when you’re already down 10. I could do with less of that too, please.

  10. fatkidineastky
    12:21 pm July 16, 2013 Permalink

    Im hopeful that in year 3 we can compete and steal a few of these tough SEC contests. If we can finish at a 5-2 in the SEC in 3 years plus…I will be happy as a hog in slop….we get to participate in some SUNNY A**ED BOWLS LIKE WE DID WITH THE OUTBACK! And this hillbilly will be kicking sand with the rest of BBN!!!!

  11. Kyredsfan8
    1:15 pm July 16, 2013 Permalink

    Can he pull his own tooth out?

  12. conner
    3:50 pm July 16, 2013 Permalink

    DJ Elliot=Andy Bernard from the office