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College Football News names Mark Stoops No. 10 coach in America (behind Louisville’s Scott Satterfield)

After another big football season in the Bluegrass, Mark Stoops is earning some recognition, at least from the folks with College Football News. In a recent story (available here), writer Pete Fiutak tabbed Mark Stoops as the No. 10 football coach in America. In 2017, he was No. 75 on that same list; last year, he was No. 1. The rankings take into account the coaching job done by each head coach during that particular season.

Here’s how Fiutak justified this year’s ranking:

“The guy lost his heart-and-soul guys – Benny Snell and Josh Allen – from the great 2018 team. He lost starting quarterback Terry Wilson almost right out of the gate, had to reconfigure things after having issues getting the offense going, and his team still rolled up an eight-win season with five wins in the last six games with a wide receiver playing quarterback as, effectively, a running back. His team overcame the in-season adversity and blew out rival Louisville, won the Belk Bowl over Virginia Tech.”

Sounds about right.

The only negative? Louisville coach Scott Satterfield was ranked even higher than Coach Stoops – the Cardinals’ new coach came in at No. 7 on the list. He was No. 26 last year during his time with Appalachian State. Here’s the reasoning:

“Just when it seemed like the Louisville program was going to need years to be overhauled, in came Satterfield and everything changed. There were a few rocky moments, and it’s still going to take a little bit to be any sort of a challenger to Clemson’s throne in the ACC world, but it was a fun rebound year. The offense looked great, the team got to eight wins, and it pulled off a Music Bowl win over Mississippi State.”

Both Kentucky and Louisville finished 8-5 on the season.

To judge the rest of the list, check out the story for free by clicking here.

Article written by Maggie Davis

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9 Comments for College Football News names Mark Stoops No. 10 coach in America (behind Louisville’s Scott Satterfield)

  1. antiquefurnitureandmidgets
    9:36 pm February 16, 2020 Permalink

    10th best coaching job of the season. It isn’t like some overall ranking. Unless they’ve seriously decided Saban has a few dozen coaches in front of him.

  2. ukkatzfan
    11:07 pm February 16, 2020 Permalink

    U6 coach is not that good. They are not taking into acct that p was just encouraging a train wreck the last year or two. Any driver worth hiring would easily get it back on the road. Can he keep it there once he has to play his players ? I doubt it.

  3. Hot Stuff Eddie Gilbert
    11:27 pm February 16, 2020 Permalink

    I’m this pic, Stoops looks like Francis from Pee Wee’s Big Adventure.

    • Hot Stuff Eddie Gilbert
      11:28 pm February 16, 2020 Permalink

      In not I’m

  4. bbn606
    11:42 pm February 16, 2020 Permalink

    Satterfield probably should have been number 1 for the job he done with the mess he was left with. Lucky for him though that he is in the ACC.

  5. Buffalo Cat
    10:02 am February 17, 2020 Permalink

    This ranking also had Nick Saban at 48, so there is that.

  6. mcp157
    7:47 pm February 17, 2020 Permalink

    Satterfield was left with some talent. Petrino totally blew it the year before. How his job, in the ACC, is better than Stoops’s job in the SEC is ludicrous. All I know is UK beat them down head to head. And all Satterfield could do was whine like a baby about “L’s down” afterwards. Laughable!

  7. Miller45
    9:06 pm February 17, 2020 Permalink