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Mark Stoops on his viral crowd surfing moment

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By now, you’ve seen the video of Mark Stoops crowd surfing in the locker room at Faurot Field after Kentucky’s dramatic win over Missouri. This morning, Stoops joked that he needs to send the Tigers a check for the damage he caused after punching through the ceiling.

“Yeah, I forgot to send my check this morning. I was up a little higher than I thought.”

The video of Stoops crowd surfing has gone viral, the perfect illustration of Kentucky’s improbable 7-1 start. Stoops said he’s usually pretty reserved in the locker room but couldn’t help himself after the walk-off win.

“That was totally spontaneous. I generally don’t get overly excited in there, but the way we pulled that out, the way the guys were just having fun. It was in the moment. We had a lot of fun. You see how much confidence in them that they were going to catch me?”

Between the stress of the game, the crowd surfing, and the ceiling tile, Stoops spent part of Sunday in the training room with his players.

“I’m always a little banged up. I feel like I play after games. I’m getting old. I’m always sore. I really do, I feel like I play. The players always laugh at me, I always see them in there in the training room on Sunday. We’re all in there getting worked on.”

Totally worth it.

Photo by UK Athletics

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14 Comments for Mark Stoops on his viral crowd surfing moment



  1. RackEmWillie
    12:53 pm October 29, 2018 Permalink

    The picture of Coach Schlarman getting the game ball after the Florida game, and of Stoop crowd surfing and breaking a ceiling tile, are possibly the 2 best representations of the UK football feelings this year.



    • 206Bones
      3:34 pm October 29, 2018 Permalink

      I don’t know if the big smile is because of the win or where the HAND is.



  2. CoachCat
    1:03 pm October 29, 2018 Permalink

    That ceiling tile won’t put a dent in that $250K check he got.



    • mashburnfan1
      1:18 pm October 29, 2018 Permalink

      you mean he earned



    • CoachCat
      6:37 pm October 29, 2018 Permalink

      No. I meant he got. Or received. Never said he didn’t earn it. You just felt the need to point out the obvious. Anyone who doesn’t believe he’s earned every dime after the season he’s having so far is silly.



  3. gasman01
    1:25 pm October 29, 2018 Permalink

    If we beat Georgia Saturday, pay the man what he wants!! We need to pay House and Marrow to keep those guys. Gran….Nope!!



  4. clarks
    1:52 pm October 29, 2018 Permalink

    lol funniest thing ive seen all day



  5. slangterm
    2:54 pm October 29, 2018 Permalink

    We have the coolest basketball and football coaches in America. Did you hear him about his exchange with Josh Allen on the postgame. Go Cats.



  6. flyin21x
    3:37 pm October 29, 2018 Permalink

    Did anybody check out the Missouri girl’s reaction in the endzone after Bowden’s TD….PRICELESS