It’s fair to say the relationship between Mark Stoops and SEC officials is off to a rough start in 2020. Last week it was the Chris Rodriguez TD taken away before the half at Auburn, this week Stoops looked visibly frustrated with more than one call throughout the game.
Afterward, cameras caught Stoops running down officials to have a friendly conversation over a disagreement:
He had some loud words for officials during an injury timeout too:
Mark Stoops used a player injury to give the officials a piece of his mind for a PI call. pic.twitter.com/eKwdx3cNzN
— Nick Roush (@RoushKSR) October 3, 2020
When asked about his postgame conversation with refs by Jon Hale of the Courier-Journal, Stoops said he was trying to get an explanation about a specific play.