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Stoops Strikes Again


I think the form needs work.



I’m not saying that the Cats are contenders just yet, but I will say that Coach Stoops is doing everything in his power to get his team headed in that direction.  In a poll recently released poll, Rivals now has the 2014 Kentucky Football recruiting class ranked 20th in the nation, which is light years ahead of any class in recent memory.






Just some quick notes on this figure…


  • 20th nationally is still only good for 8th in the SEC
  • The Red Birds have the 12th ranked class for 2014.
  • As of right now, Alabama finds itself located at 18th… Don’t get excited, this will change.
  • Kentucky is currently ranked ahead of Arkansas, Vandy, and Auburn (War Eagle?).
  • Keep in mind that this is a preliminary report, and many of these rankings will fluctuate as the higher level recruits make their decisions.  But, it doesn’t hurt to at least start near the top.



Take it with a grain of Salt #BBN, but this is definitely a sign that good times may be just over the horizon.




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Article written by Erik Jarboe

22 Comments for Stoops Strikes Again

  1. BVVCCAA bowl!!!!
    9:41 pm April 27, 2013 Permalink

    welcome back boys!!!!!hhahahahahaahahahahaha – Sugar Bowl Champions 70 miles west. Period.

  2. ukinhc
    9:43 pm April 27, 2013 Permalink

    Why even have a positive title and even bother to report the great recruiting start if you are just going to spend more time downplaying it and being negative at the end. Literally spent more time researching for the negatives than the positives.

  3. ukinhc
    9:44 pm April 27, 2013 Permalink

    and yet you are so worried that you are the #1 post on a UK football story. Nuff said, loser

  4. UKKA
    9:54 pm April 27, 2013 Permalink

    Need to proof read a little better there jarboe, 2nd sentence poll poll.

  5. jpgott2
    10:04 pm April 27, 2013 Permalink

    UL fan being the 1st poster = UK football heading in the right direction. The difference between UL and UK is that UK actually has to play REAL competition week-in-week-out, while UL plays the sisters of the poor.

    Football lass rankings can be deceptive early on as they can be ranked high by just having a lot of recruits on board. A class is based on total stars, so if a team has two 3-star recruits, and another has one 5-Star recruit. The team with the 3-star recruits will has the higher class because of accumulated stars. UL for instance has 9 recruits whil many others around them only have 6-7.

  6. kramer
    10:08 pm April 27, 2013 Permalink

    I find it funny that bird fans even care what UK has as far as football recruits, aren’t you all BCS title contenders??? Why worry what UK has or doesn’t have…..

  7. Stoops
    10:20 pm April 27, 2013 Permalink

    UL fans know we’re building something to last and they are worried. Now they have to contend with us on the football field too! Going to be nice beating that Sugar Bowl out that @ss

  8. WhatBills?
    10:23 pm April 27, 2013 Permalink

    How are you paying bills by writing a post?

  9. Jeffrey
    10:23 pm April 27, 2013 Permalink

    UL fans have the little man syndrome, it will never end.

  10. Wow
    10:25 pm April 27, 2013 Permalink

    Who has a bigger gut, Stoops or Cal?

  11. Jeffrey
    10:25 pm April 27, 2013 Permalink

    As for this incoming class, we will at least finish in the top 30.

    And for my prediction for the coming years, Stoops will continue to build his teams with a top 30 class year in and year out making UK competitive. Some years we may even crack the top 15 if we get lucky.

  12. Whoa
    10:33 pm April 27, 2013 Permalink

    10 – Who has more sluts in prison?

  13. Whoa
    10:36 pm April 27, 2013 Permalink

    … Pitino or Hurtt?

  14. Blueycat
    10:45 pm April 27, 2013 Permalink

    Stoops stole another one from Mushmouth!

  15. Blueycat
    10:53 pm April 27, 2013 Permalink

    10- Fat boy Jurich and fat a$$ Hurtt’s are much bigger.

  16. cats11
    10:57 pm April 27, 2013 Permalink

    Were you in a competition to say how poorly you could write this post?

  17. cats11
    10:57 pm April 27, 2013 Permalink


  18. Unboltedharp
    11:17 pm April 27, 2013 Permalink

    What a pity loserville’s bandwagon fans have to come to a Kentucky web site for real football news. Get a beer and disappear.
    Thank you Mr. Stoops for coming to Kentucky and breathing life back into our program! We’ll take some lumps, but the wins will come.

  19. Stone
    2:40 am April 28, 2013 Permalink

    Those sugar bowl champs are sure getting their butts whipped on the recruiting trail. 3/5 of our commits had offers from UL, while only 1/9 of UL’s have offers from us. 2/5 of UK’s rectuits are 4 stars (both in the rivals top 250), only 1/9 of Louisville’s are (and he’s not in the top 250). Of the teams with top 25 recruiting classes right now, Louisville has the second lowest average star rating (3.11 compared to 3.4 for UK). Once all is said and done, the sugar bowl champions won’t even be sniffing a top 25 class.

    UK, however, will end up with a top 20 class. UK will have at least 6 4 star recruits, possibly upwards of 8, and UK will be way ahead of Louisville in the final recruiting rankings. So enjoy trolling a UK site now while you can, Lil bro

  20. James Wilson
    1:24 pm April 28, 2013 Permalink

    AWESOME….. And were not even playin the beginning of the 2013 season… Coach Stoops rook us to a top-30 recruiting class in a span of 2 months… you kindve felt that it might be a little better if given a full year .. ohio is turning into a goldmine… now we just have to back the recruitment wirh play on the field and we shall truly sore… #BBN…. I believe in Stoops

  21. eclipsingyou
    4:05 pm April 28, 2013 Permalink

    I’m thoroughly impressed with how well we are recruiting, but bragging about recruiting class rankings in April is as dumb as wiping before you poop.

  22. BCSbowl
    8:28 pm April 28, 2013 Permalink

    I will never see UK. Point. Blank. Period.