Mark Stoops is taking a step back on the defensive side of the ball.
Last year Kentucky’s head coach took over the defensive playcalling duties from D.J. Eliot after a slow start to the season. Promoted to defensive coordinator this offseason, Matt House will take back the playcalling duties from Stoops. The head coach still plans on being intimately involved with the defense, “I always help where needed.”
Stoops is not worried about the defense’s progress with a different person calling the plays. “There’s carryover, and there’s also a clear identity of what we want moving forward.”
More from Stoops’ pre-spring practice press conference is on the way.