After D.J. Eliot’s move was made official by the University of Colorado, he briefly discussed the decision with Jen Smith of the Herald-Leader.
The primary reason: family. As much as it will disgust many readers, Eliot’s wife is from the area and will now be just 20 minutes away from her parents. With young children, it makes sense.
His relationship with Mark Stoops will change only professionally. “He can’t get rid of me as a friend,” he said.
Eliot said he appreciated his time in Kentucky and believes the best is yet to come.
“I think they’re going to do well. I feel like we’re leaving with Kentucky headed in the right direction,” he said. “We’ve turned the corner.”
Eliot also issued a statement to thank the University of Kentucky.