Mark Stoops is returning to Lexington this afternoon to convince the Big Dog to stay at Kentucky.
According to KSR’s own Matt Jones, the Kentucky head coach is returning from a trip one day early to meet with UK associate head coach and recruiting coordinator Vince Marrow in hopes of convincing him to stay.
Mark Stoops returning today from a trip a day early to meet with Vince Marrow and attempt to convince him to stay at Kentucky
— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) February 12, 2020
This morning, KSR broke the news that newly-hired Michigan State head coach Mel Tucker has “reached out” to Marrow in hopes of bringing Kentucky’s ace recruiter in as a key member of the program’s new coaching staff in East Lansing.
“Sources tell KSR that Michigan State has reached out to Vince Marrow to join new coach Mel Tucker’s staff as the lead recruiter,” Jones wrote on Twitter this morning. “The Michigan State-Marrow situation is definitely one to watch. Marrow and Tucker are good friends, both with strong Ohio ties Keep your fingers crossed [Big Blue Nation].”
“Take the Marrow-Michigan State stuff seriously,” he continued in a follow-up tweet.
KSR then reported this afternoon that Michigan State is offering Marrow enough money to make him “one of the two highest-paid non-offensive/defensive coordinator assistants in America,” with Justin Rowland of Rivals.com adding that the Spartans could afford to give their new associate head coach – Marrow’s potential position – upwards of $1,000,000 annually and that a decision was expected in the next 48 hours.
Will the Kentucky football department match what Michigan State attempts to throw at the Big Dog?