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Mark Stoops had swagger at the Louisville Kickoff Luncheon

Sad Stoops

Mark Stoops, Shannon Dawson, and DJ Eliot just wrapped up their remarks at the UK Alumni Kickoff Luncheon in Louisville, and Stoops received a standing ovation from the sell-out crowd of 700+ fans when he walked in. After a historic recruiting week, the man certainly deserves it.

“It’s been a slow week,” Stoops joked to raucous cheers. Freddie was at the event and will be by with his take later, but here are some quick newsy bits to tide you over…

— Stoops wasn’t afraid to address what he called “the elephant in the room.”

“We started 5-1 and didn’t finish,” he said. “You’re going to see progress, you’re going to see a better football team.”

— Stoops told the crowd he’s proud of his team’s discipline and hard work this summer. “You’re going to see a team you’re going to be very proud of,” Stoops said. “They’ve worked relentlessly.”

— Still no word on the eligibility of Courtney Love or Javon Provitt, but Stoops told reporters he expects to know by Media Day.

— By all indications, the quarterback race will continue into camp and no timetable has been set.

— Offensive coordinator Shannon Dawson landed a big commitment in 2017 quarterback Mac Jones this week, his second QB commit at Kentucky behind Gunnar Hoak in the 2016 class. While Dawson couldn’t speak about either of those players specifically, he did say that the main things he looks for are accuracy, timing, and leadership.

— DJ Eliot told reporters he’s expecting his freshmen cornerbacks to have an impact early on, some good news at a position that needs immediate help.

Like I said, Freddie will be by with more later…

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

No, I will not make you a sandwich, but you can follow me on Twitter @MrsTylerKSR or email me.

20 Comments for Mark Stoops had swagger at the Louisville Kickoff Luncheon



  1. Joe
    1:41 pm July 31, 2015 Permalink

    Have there been any Courtney Miggins sightings???



  2. J-Dub421
    1:46 pm July 31, 2015 Permalink

    How can the NCAA justify taking this long to make a decision on the eligibility of Courtney Love and Javon Provitt??? It’s been seven months!



    • jdarren1963
      1:56 pm July 31, 2015 Permalink

      Because the NCAA is the worst.



  3. UKfanNKY
    1:51 pm July 31, 2015 Permalink

    Can’t wait for FOOTBALL to start!!! WHY NOT GO CATS!!!



    • Kentucky Joe
      2:08 pm July 31, 2015 Permalink

      More talk and nothing but talk. Win some games first and go to a bowl and you can talk all you want.
      Trailer Trash Cat, Cesspool Cat, Toxic Waste Dump Cat and I have all heard this before



    • BoobyPertrino
      2:45 pm July 31, 2015 Permalink

      Nice job getting all the typical troll marks in! L yeah!



    • Tampa satchel
      6:37 am August 1, 2015 Permalink

      Yup, I was telling my colleague, who’s a Missouri grad and feeling the same, it’s like being a 5 year old on December 1st. Christmas can’t come soon enough. My dream is that 1 day soon, basketball becomes interesting after our New Year’s Day bowls are over.



  4. John
    3:45 pm July 31, 2015 Permalink

    I thought it was already determined that Provitt was going to a JUCO in Pennsylvania?



  5. Elsie Enn
    3:47 pm July 31, 2015 Permalink

    Bet big on KENTUCKY this year.



  6. jaws2
    4:14 pm July 31, 2015 Permalink

    Wonder what day Petrino is having the kick-off luncheon in Lexington?



    • Bluemanchew
      1:05 am August 1, 2015 Permalink

      Why? He only has 50% of the support in his own city. And half the people @ ul want to bring up charges of sexual harassment.



  7. DACats86
    4:26 pm July 31, 2015 Permalink

    Provitt is going to Lackawanna juco. I believe she meant Courtney Love and Greg Hart, transfers from Nebraska. Also, do we know the status of Bell, Miggins, Gosier and Livingston? The first two are very important…



  8. Pee Wee Herman
    4:33 pm July 31, 2015 Permalink

    Did Stoops play the role of Francis in Pee Wee’s Big Adventure?

    “It’s not for sale, Francis!”



    • CardFan502
      5:07 pm July 31, 2015 Permalink

      That was funny the first 5000 times you posted it, and it still is.

      #CardHumorNeverGetsOld
      #ThatsComedyGoldRightThere
      #PitinoWillGetCalNextYear



    • Gator Chomp
      6:06 pm July 31, 2015 Permalink

      No, Stoops is much fatter and uglier than the guy who played Francis.



    • RockyMountainWildcat
      6:18 pm July 31, 2015 Permalink

      Gator Chomp- I bet you spend a lot of time talking about the attractiveness of other men. Not that there’s anything wrong with that…



    • RockyMountainWildcat
      6:22 pm July 31, 2015 Permalink

      Must be killing it in your social life too, after work Friday and you’re posting on rival college football team websites. That’s not sad at all, just keep doing what you’re doing, bc it seems like it must be going GREAT



  9. Bluemanchew
    1:07 am August 1, 2015 Permalink

    The Lewisville trolls are hitting this post hard, thanks for following UK athletics



    • Bluemanchew
      1:09 am August 1, 2015 Permalink

      Or maybe the one dude that keeps changing his name for every post needs to get a life. Ever heard of IP address?



  10. Yahtzee Slob
    12:46 pm August 1, 2015 Permalink

    Watch us carve up the SEC and to all you trolls