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Mark Stoops called in to Kentucky Sports Radio, and he was hyped


Mark Stoops surprised us this morning by calling into the show to discuss the first day of camp. The first practice isn’t until tomorrow afternoon, but the players reported today and will have their first meeting tonight at 6 p.m. After a long summer, Stoops was hyped, and at times, sounded like a kid on Christmas Eve.

“You feel it around our building, you feel it for the last few days. Those guys trained their tails off all summer and have really done the right things,” Stoops said. “Seeing the guys bouncing around here, their attitude, that twinkle in their eyes saying ‘I’m ready, Coach, We’re ready to go.’ You can tell it’s not fake. These guys are ready to play. It’s been a fun group.”

Stoops said he’s pleased with the depth at certain areas, particularly safety, but “we’re still not there yet”; however, he does feel like his team is finally on an even playing field with the rest of the teams in the league.

“It feels like I blinked my eyes and those first two years are gone. There have been some long days, but overall, it’s really gone fast,” Stoops said. “Like I said on your show after ‘We’re just getting started.’ That’s truly how I feel. That’s how energized I am, those how the staff feels, that’s how the players feel. We’re just getting started. We’re new in this program, but you know what, we’re finally out of that hole we were in. We’ve dug ourselves out of that hole and we’re on an even playing field, and that’s why it’s exciting because our players know it. They know, they truly believe that when we take the field, we have an opportunity to win each and every Saturday.”


(More from Stoops, including audio, in just a little bit.)

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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15 Comments for Mark Stoops called in to Kentucky Sports Radio, and he was hyped

  1. Linda Shnitz
    12:17 pm August 6, 2015 Permalink

    Stoops is very enthusiastic

  2. Eddyville Cat
    12:20 pm August 6, 2015 Permalink

    Over twenty players who can run over 19mph,
    Over thirty players with 10+ lb bowel movements. This program has finally arrived on the national stage

    • android guy
      12:24 pm August 6, 2015 Permalink

      I doubt my bowels pass 10+ lbs a week.

    • Jeffrey
      6:31 pm August 6, 2015 Permalink

      Over 30, they said 33 players. (yes, I know 30 is above 20, but over 20 implies in the 21-25 range)

  3. jman3715
    12:24 pm August 6, 2015 Permalink

    I want to believe so bad. It’s hard very hard though after decades of disappointment. Here is hoping this year is different.

    • gobgblu37
      12:35 pm August 6, 2015 Permalink

      Come on man, Brooks took us to four straight bowls games and we won 3 of them and finished 8-5 twice. Plus beat # 9 loserville and #1 LSU in 07!

    • Rise
      12:50 pm August 6, 2015 Permalink

      I am in the same boat as jman. Every year around this time, football is so hyped up to lead us to believe that this is the year things change. I hope it is but I just can’t believe it. I predict another 5 win season.

    • DylanG
      12:58 pm August 6, 2015 Permalink

      But we didn’t hear it from the coach. I think I trust what Stoops is saying over some negative nancies.

    • CardFan502
      1:37 pm August 6, 2015 Permalink

      We got through the Cooper and Kragthorpe years, u can too.

      We lucky we got 2 play in weak football conferences tho.


  4. @BallBlog_Chad
    12:40 pm August 6, 2015 Permalink

    i wanna see ’em hang fitty+ on the cajuns and go up and down the depth charts, air raid sirens all day!

  5. etr
    12:56 pm August 6, 2015 Permalink

    Trying not to get my hopes up!!!! GO CATS!!!!!!

  6. Gordon Pimpson
    3:25 pm August 6, 2015 Permalink

    What episode is that .gif from??? (It’s killing me)

  7. Wawa
    3:40 pm August 6, 2015 Permalink

    Even playing field with who? Lol

  8. Coach Stoops
    6:30 pm August 6, 2015 Permalink

    I sure do like those new Kentucky T-Shirts. “We own Saturday’s”. Of course, the fans need to understand we haven’t won a road game since 2010.

  9. Mike
    6:44 pm August 6, 2015 Permalink

    I’m naming my first kid Cajones after Stoops. The man has a big ol’ set of balls and I love it. Stooooooooooooooops!