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Stoops Not Happy with Practice #5

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– Coach Stoops left practice today on a sour note after being very upset with the defense’s sense of urgency. “Defensively we were very, VERY average at best, just very lackluster…it’s NOT good enough for right now.” Stoops was short in his answers, very upset that his team didn’t continue taking steps forward. “They know what’s going on, now it’s back to habits. ‘This is day 5 Monday morning, I’m going to go back to my old ways, just get out here and BS around for a few periods.’ That’s not good enough, it’s not acceptable. You have to play good every snap.” Some may see this statement as a negative, but I like it. He isn’t afraid to call it how he sees it, similar to another great Coach at Kentucky (cough Coach Cal, cough cough).


– During last year’s QB competition, questions from the media persisted. It’s the same case now, except without the BS answers with Neal Brown saying today, “I told y’all not to waste your time asking that.” Max Smith isn’t going to step on any toes; “I have no idea [who’s in the lead]. We can think what we want; obviously each of us probably thinks we are winning but it’s the coaches’ decision.”


– Last week Mark Stoops wasn’t ready to comment on Josh Clemons condition, other than, “he’s too valuable” to risk re-injury. Today Josh was dressed in full pads, and spoke to the media for the first time. ” It’s been really hard. I wanted to be out there with my team, feeling what they feel. It’s not the same watching it through a TV”. Clemons will be fully participating in practice every other day, with last Saturday’s unexpected practice the only miss for the healing Running Back.


– They may have had a bad day today, but there are plenty of practices to make up for that. On Wednesday, Stoops will let the media in for practice and plans on opening a practice to the general public soon. Neal Brown said that the team “isn’t ready yet” and that opening it too soon “wouldn’t be fair to the kids”.


Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

23 Comments for Stoops Not Happy with Practice #5

  1. ReverendBlue
    1:57 pm March 25, 2013 Permalink

    Gonna have a few of those while you’re instituting a new work ethic and raising the bar.

  2. Ricky Penetrator
    1:58 pm March 25, 2013 Permalink

    Anybody pooping ice cream yet?

  3. Roland
    2:02 pm March 25, 2013 Permalink

    As Vet, I see it as:

    Build them up, Tear them down, Build them up.

  4. Rockfield, KY
    2:03 pm March 25, 2013 Permalink

    I really like this staff and how they are handling everything. Time to get serious and bust your a$$. No more running around the state being a playboy like Joker was doing and letting the program suffer for it.

  5. Roland
    2:09 pm March 25, 2013 Permalink

    Look for a little “Bad cop, Good cop” in the players development.

  6. DLN
    2:09 pm March 25, 2013 Permalink

    #2 Don’t you mean “Stoop”ing ice cream?

  7. PaulWilson
    2:09 pm March 25, 2013 Permalink

    Nick Roush has to be the best writer on this site, and he certainly is handsome.

  8. Jake_GOCATS
    2:17 pm March 25, 2013 Permalink

    7. Is that you, Nick Roush?

  9. hmq
    2:23 pm March 25, 2013 Permalink

    i’ve never understood why it’s been so hard for Clemons to bounce back. a mcl tear should realistically only take 8 months to fully recover, but he’s going a full year and a half now. it makes me think he or the staff didn’t rehab him properly, or maybe he suffered an infection while rehabbing. in any case, very odd and i think there’s more to this story.

  10. Roland
    2:27 pm March 25, 2013 Permalink

    Incoming freshmen have a Surprise coming after the returning players get through the spring.

  11. premature
    2:28 pm March 25, 2013 Permalink

    I no this is premature and just talking heads doing what they do best, but there is a little rumor ive been reading tht mr pitino may be interested in the UCLA job. I dont believe it but it is interesting.

  12. jaws2
    2:29 pm March 25, 2013 Permalink

    Man, I’d love to see the video of him from practice today !! It’s about time these guys got kicked in the arse!

  13. Roland
    2:30 pm March 25, 2013 Permalink

    Incoming freshmen will get worse than the returning players.

  14. this just in
    2:32 pm March 25, 2013 Permalink

    This just in minnasota is going to hire Billy Gillispie!!!!!!!

  15. Roland
    2:43 pm March 25, 2013 Permalink

    BREAKING NEWS: This Post is about Football.

  16. WKU
    2:54 pm March 25, 2013 Permalink

    Well,WE already know they are a bunch of pansies and the perrenial doormat of the SEC. Stupes is just know figuring that out?????

  17. Roland
    2:56 pm March 25, 2013 Permalink

    16, What is the over/under B4 WKU is on probation.

  18. Dr. Funke
    2:59 pm March 25, 2013 Permalink

    11 – Naw, UL is a much better job than UCLA at this point, especially with the ACC move.

  19. d/c cat
    3:33 pm March 25, 2013 Permalink

    The team is having withdraws, they need an ice cream fix. Joker ruined these team but Stoops will turn them into players.

  20. BobbyP
    4:12 pm March 25, 2013 Permalink

    #17 Well, UK would know more about PROBATION than WKU ever will.

  21. Sal Albanese
    4:18 pm March 25, 2013 Permalink

    Poops will be fired within three years

  22. Stone
    5:25 pm March 25, 2013 Permalink

    I like it! Coach Stoops is gonna get these players to bust their butts every down. They may not win 6 games with the schedule but I believe they will be in every game and win a couple they shouldn’t.

  23. KyTom
    7:02 pm March 25, 2013 Permalink

    As the old saying goes…..”You NEVER take a play off.” These guy are accustomed to taking several plays off during a game with no consequences…..looks like things will be different now. I LOVE IT!!!