Following Kentucky’s 9-3 regular season, Mark Stoops was named SEC Coach of the Year. He narrowly missed out on the AP National Coach of the Year award, falling to Brian Kelly, but one outlet believes Stoops was snubbed.
Each year College Football News ranks every single FBS head coach from 1 to 130. Kentucky’s head coach claimed the top spot following the 2018-19 season.
Kentucky might have gone bowling last year, but absolutely no one outside of the biggest blue die-hards could’ve seen what was coming.
No, it wasn’t an SEC Championship season, but with a limited offense, killer defense, and a gameplan with no margin for error, Stoops put together a masterpiece.
Ten wins, a victory over Florida for the first time since 1986, a 46-point blowout over Louisville, and a Citrus Bowl win over Penn State – it was a special coaching job.
Stoops’ spot is even more satisfying when you see the name at the bottom of the list: Bobby Petrino. The Cards’ former head coach was undoubtedly the worst head football coach in America.
It’s good to be the king.