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Dean Hood turns down offer to join UK’s staff

Last week, Mark Stoops traveled to Charlotte to convince former Eastern Kentucky head coach Dean Hood to join his staff, likely as a replacement for Andy Buh, the former outside linebackers and special teams coach. Apparently, his sales pitch wasn’t enough. According to WKYT’s Steve Moss, Hood turned down the offer to join Stoops’ staff and will remain the associate head coach at Charlotte.

Hood was the head coach at EKU for eight years up until the Colonels let him go in November after a 6-5 season. In December, he joined Charlotte’s staff as associate head coach and tight ends coach.

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5 Comments for Dean Hood turns down offer to join UK’s staff

  1. Larry Pratt
    1:32 pm May 3, 2016 Permalink

    You can’t really blame Hood. He’s in a good spot as associate head coach.

    • Sentient Third Eye
      2:19 pm May 3, 2016 Permalink

      And he hasn’t even coached a game there yet. A lot of coaches won’t change jobs that quickly just on principle (and realistically, they probably shouldn’t).

  2. tallyhollow
    5:01 pm May 3, 2016 Permalink

    Says a lot about what football people think about the direction of the Program of Stoops and Barnfart.

  3. Rsn2GoBlu
    6:23 pm May 3, 2016 Permalink

    Well that is embarrassing for Stoops. Would have been much better off keeping those conversations secret.

  4. GroundControlToNumber9
    7:13 pm May 3, 2016 Permalink

    Nothing embarrassing for Stoops… your interpreting it that way because you think the decision to come for ‘anyone’ is a no brainer.

    The problem with your logic (that leads to your distorted conclusion) is Dean Hood is not interested in dropping down to a lower rung (and lose the ability to have a say in big decisions) at his age.

    Associate Head Coach ‘to him’ at Charlotte is better than Linebackers Coach at UK at the current time because it provides the security to have a say in the direction of the ship (in a profession where job security doesn’t exist).

    I don’t blame him… nor do I think we know the whole story either. He more than likely (due to his age) asked for more and was turned down (associate head coach role, more money, etc).

    In negotiations sometimes you have to put your final offer on the table (even if it means losing a lesser deal entirely). Only Stoops knows what happened and he reserves (diligently) the right to keep that between he and Dean.