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Is Derrick Ansley on the Move?

The first domino may be falling from Mark Stoops’ staff.  Football Scoop is reporting that cornerbacks coach Derrick Ansley is a “strong candidate” to take a similar position on Kirby Smart’s staff at Georgia.  Ansley was a graduate assistant on Smart’s Alabama defense during the 2010 and 2011 seasons.

Fans are expecting staff changes in the offseason, but this one should not be welcomed.  When Ansley came to Kentucky, cornerbacks were the worst position on the defense, arguably the worst position group on the entire team.  This year he should get a Gold Star from Coach Stoops for the work he’s done with Chris Westry and the development of Derrick Baity, both true freshmen starters by the season’s end.  Next year, the defensive backs will be the strength of the defense.

Ansley has spent the week recruiting for the Wildcats, leaving some hope that this is simply speculation.

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

15 Comments for Is Derrick Ansley on the Move?



  1. BluKudzu
    11:41 am December 2, 2015 Permalink

    I am thinking, based on past action, either we give him stoopid money to stay, or we coach the DBs by commitee.
    What a farce.



  2. Mathlete
    11:48 am December 2, 2015 Permalink

    OK Georgia, here’s the trade: We’ll give you Tommy Mainord, Craig Naivar, and John Schlarman if you’ll leave Ansley with us.



    • Mary
      12:04 pm December 2, 2015 Permalink

      Craig Naiver already left UK LAST YEAR for the University of Houston



    • Mathlete
      12:25 pm December 2, 2015 Permalink

      We’ll buy him back and give him to Georgia. For some reason he’s falling up the career ladder because Houston is a much better team than UK.



    • Blue_Cat75
      12:28 pm December 2, 2015 Permalink

      Schlarman for sure. O-line has been atrocious under his reign.



  3. blueballs80
    11:51 am December 2, 2015 Permalink

    Good for him. He knows Eliot cant scheme worth a crap so might as well move on.



  4. RealCatsFan
    11:58 am December 2, 2015 Permalink

    Oh great, so the only coaches that know their ass from their elbow will be moving on, and we will be left with the Three Stooges.



  5. UKBlue1
    1:46 pm December 2, 2015 Permalink

    Is it just me or did our corners not get totally blown up like I have no idea where the ball is at & I’m not turning my ahead around to try finding the ball in the UL game & well many others?



  6. memphis
    1:47 pm December 2, 2015 Permalink

    He has two options:

    1. Stay at Kentucky with a head coach who is firmly on the hot seat next year.
    2. Go to Georgia where they have better facilities, more money, and better fans and he can have some degree of job security for the next several years while working with placing himself in a position to climb the coaching ladder.

    Seems like a hard decision to me.



    • Sentient Third Eye
      1:57 pm December 2, 2015 Permalink

      Except Georgia is a place where coaches get fired even when they are very successful.



    • memphis
      2:03 pm December 2, 2015 Permalink

      Tell me which school offers more job security:

      2000: Jim Donnan vs. Hal Mumme
      2001: Mark Richt vs. Guy Morriss
      2002: Mark Richt vs. Guy Morriss
      2003: Mark Richt vs. Rich Brooks
      2004: Mark Richt vs. Rich Brooks
      2005: Mark Richt vs. Rich Brooks
      2006: Mark Richt vs. Rich Brooks
      2007: Mark Richt vs. Rich Brooks
      2008: Mark Richt vs. Rich Brooks
      2009: Mark Richt vs. Rich Brooks
      2010: Mark Richt vs. Joker Phillips
      2011: Mark Richt vs. Joker Phillips
      2012: Mark Richt vs. Joker Phillips
      2013: Mark Richt vs. Mark Stoops
      2014: Mark Richt vs. Mark Stoops
      2015: Mark Richt vs. Mark Stoops
      2016: Kirby Smart vs. Mark Stoops



  7. Catlogic15
    2:30 pm December 2, 2015 Permalink

    Oh great. Lose the best coach we have, and keep the ones that have no clue what they’re doing.
    Only at Kentucky.



  8. RealCatsFan
    3:20 pm December 2, 2015 Permalink

    Honestly, can anyone name one head football coach at Kentucky (aside from Bear Bryant) who has ever attained enough success to be targeted by a higher profile football school? I can’t think of any. We truly are the graveyard of football coaches.



  9. jaws2
    4:20 pm December 2, 2015 Permalink

    How can anyone say this guy could coach DB’s when ours were getting burned the last 3 years for NEVER turning there heads to look for the ball until the pass was already caught by the receiver. Are you trying to tell me that’s a ‘scheme’ thing? We had more calls for pass interference due to NEVER looking for the ball than any school in the nation! I say good riddance.



  10. FunkyMonkey
    7:56 pm December 2, 2015 Permalink

    No one will be coming after Shannon Dawson guarantee you that.