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Mark Stoops and the Kentucky Wildcats are the lead story on’s college football page today. SEC blogger Edward Aschoff writes about Stoops working from the ground up with his new team after conducting a phone interview with UK’s head coach on Monday.

Stoops told Aschoff, “We gotta get our players to buy in and believe and change the mentality around here from top to bottom.”

A little more from Aschoff and Stoops:

Stoops cares about schemes and relishes an aggressive defense that can raise hell, but he understands that in order to turn things around at Kentucky, he has to start from the ground floor. Sure, it’s cliché, but it’s the only way to improve a team that checked out last year and has consecutive seasons without a bowl berth.

That process started with a very tough offseason regime that his strength staff implemented. He couldn’t be there to constantly monitor players, so he made sure his players felt his wrath with a taxing workout schedule.

So far, Stoops is pleased with the results, as he said players reported to spring practice on Monday looking better physically and with much more positive attitudes. But for Stoops to get some real substance out of this team, he’s going to ask for even more from his players.

You can read the entire piece here.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

15 Comments for Look who made front page news on

  1. RodneyfromMcKee
    1:04 pm March 19, 2013 Permalink

    …Far out

  2. H.A. Milton
    1:11 pm March 19, 2013 Permalink

    Who the he11 is that guy?

  3. kelkat
    1:11 pm March 19, 2013 Permalink

    Here it is the middle of March….and I am more excited about football then basketball… Who would have ever thunked it? LOL

  4. First time in many moons have I actually been excited about UK football. GO CATS!

  5. Duuuuuude
    1:18 pm March 19, 2013 Permalink

    Do we really need a t-shirt to commemorate a blue and white scrimmage? That seems so Hoosier. (Looking at the KSR Shop ad banner to the right)

  6. NIT_Rules
    1:19 pm March 19, 2013 Permalink

    How in the hell did we get him from Oklahoma.

  7. Roland
    1:24 pm March 19, 2013 Permalink

    Besides his recruiting efforts, #1 thing I enjoy about Coach Stoops is that he KNOWS how to communicate with the fans in his pressers.

  8. Sweeeeeet
    1:30 pm March 19, 2013 Permalink

    #5, the main difference is that Indiana basketball has an excellent history, unlike our football program.

  9. Bunzz
    1:33 pm March 19, 2013 Permalink

    I’m glad everyone is excited about Stoops…I am as well. But, I hope everyone is patient and doesn’t expect him to turn this around next year. That is just not possible. I absolutely believe in Coach Stoops to get it done, but it could take 3, 4, or 5 years before we start seeing a true difference. I hope all of the fans that are supportive now, will stay supportive for the duration.

  10. Tom Seaver
    1:44 pm March 19, 2013 Permalink

    Are we allowed to have posts about other sports at UK being shown in a favorable light while we are in our state of mourning? If so, that’s progress.

  11. Rei
    2:02 pm March 19, 2013 Permalink

    #6 wrong Stoops, stoopid.

  12. fan fan
    3:29 pm March 19, 2013 Permalink

    #9 you are wrong! we will go bowling this season. believe me we are at the top of the food chain in QB Whitlow with Max as backup…RB George and company….and LB Bud and Williams will be 2nd round picks!

    we will win 6 to 7 games

  13. 3-9
    3:34 pm March 19, 2013 Permalink

    Top of the food chain? A waitress just did the heimlich maneuver on me. lol

  14. The Cats Nuttsack
    7:59 pm March 19, 2013 Permalink

    Puuhhphuck U #11 posted as REI!!! U damnd yankee punk!!!

  15. The Cats Nuttsack
    8:01 pm March 19, 2013 Permalink

    Ooooops! Dang im drunk #11, i apologize after i reread it. Sorry dogg.