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A Win at Missouri would be Huge for Mark Stoops

Kentucky’s win over Vanderbilt was ugly, but as they always say “A Win is a Win.” For Mark Stoops though, all focus goes forward to Missouri. That game could prove to be huge for the Kentucky head coach moving forward for more than just on the football field.

Steve Berkowitz, of USA Today, penned an article this morning looking into Stoops’ bonuses that are in his current contract. If he wins another game this season, he will automatically be given a one-year contract extension through 2024.

In addition, Stoops will get $250,000/per each win for the remainder of the season. This also includes postseason play. With at least six games guaranteed, he could find himself to make as much as $1.5 million for the remainder of the season.

I would be the first to admit that Stoops has earned each and every dollar so far this season and if he picks up that seventh win, I am more than okay with the immediate contract extension. That contract extension would also increase his contract buyout by just over $4 million as well.

For more on Stoops’ contract and other incentives from other coaches across the nation, check out the full article from USA Today. You can find it by clicking here. Trust me, it is an interesting read.

Article written by Sam Gormley

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6 Comments for A Win at Missouri would be Huge for Mark Stoops



  1. Catcasey1
    3:19 pm October 21, 2018 Permalink

    Missouri win would be football program changer. MAYBE



  2. ScottGreene22
    3:28 pm October 21, 2018 Permalink

    They will get it if the Offense can score 24 plus points. Don’t think any offense outside of Bama can put up huge numbers on the D.



  3. Cmart0907
    3:29 pm October 21, 2018 Permalink

    Not with this offense.



  4. Matty Arbuckle
    3:41 pm October 21, 2018 Permalink

    “$250000/per each” win? Lol you essentially just said “$250k per per per” win.



  5. Kfckernel
    6:39 pm October 21, 2018 Permalink

    Hope the $$$ gives him incentive to get the offense in gear



    • TreyTingle
      10:10 am October 22, 2018 Permalink

      ^^^this. It’s past time of Stoops just disregarding Gran and letting him have full control of the offense. He obviously has no idea wtf he is doing. Now that literally money is on the line I hope Stoops has a hard conversation with Gran. That they are running the risk of ruining possibly the best UK football season in almost half a century.