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Mark Stoops was a Top Ten College Football Coach in 2019

In 2018 Mark Stoops received one accolade after another. A unanimous SEC Coach of the Year selection and National Coach of the Year according to College Football News, some would argue it wasn’t even his best coaching job.

Last fall Stoops had to replace a defensive coordinator, an entire secondary, record-breakers on each side of the ball and two quarterbacks. Adjusting on the fly with Lynn Bowden taking snaps, UK finished 8-5 with a win in the Belk Bowl.

Mark Stoops may not have earned the same recognition, but College Football News believes he deserved more credit for adapting to every obstacle thrown his way in 2019. Counting down the top coaching performances from last season, Stoops comes in at No. 10.

The guy lost his heart-and-soul guys – Benny Snell and Josh Allen – from the great 2018 team. He lost starting quarterback Terry Wilson almost right out of the gate, had to reconfigure things after having issues getting the offense going, and his team still rolled up an eight-win season with five wins in the last six games with a wide receiver playing quarterback as, effectively, a running back. His team overcame the in-season adversity and blew out rival Louisville, won the Belk Bowl over Virginia Tech.

The Kentucky football program has had a top ten head coach in all college football over the last two seasons. What a time to bleed blue.

[College Football News]

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

6 Comments for Mark Stoops was a Top Ten College Football Coach in 2019

  1. Bluebloodtoo
    4:06 pm February 14, 2020 Permalink

    So lucky to have Stoops. Can we keep marrow too?

    • Bluehender
      6:01 pm February 14, 2020 Permalink

      Yes..yes we can!!!!

  2. UKgrad80
    4:07 pm February 14, 2020 Permalink

    He beat the crap out of that #7 coach and I didn’t see that Colorado coach listed so yes Vince think you should stay with the better coach!

  3. ukkatzfan
    4:30 pm February 14, 2020 Permalink

    Nicky Satan aint even listed. Bwahahahaha

  4. Papaw
    5:31 pm February 14, 2020 Permalink

    Little doubt at all that Stoops has put together a team of coaches that have put together a team of players each year the BBN is proud to call family

  5. jaws2
    6:53 pm February 14, 2020 Permalink

    Annnnnd, he was named NUMBER 4 in the CFN Top 78 Head Coach rankings for the Bowl Season. Awesome job in 2019!