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Mark Stoops will consider his brother Mike for Defensive Coordinator Vacancy

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Is Lexington big enough for the Stoops brothers?  We may soon find out.

Mark Stoops appeared in the second hour of this morning’s Kentucky Sports Radio.  After discussing Matt House’s departure at length, Matt Jones asked Stoops if he would potentially hire his brother, Mike.  Stoops said he’s considering all options, and that “absolutely” includes his brother.

“If you go back to the last time I had a coordinating job open with D.J. (Eliot) leaving, I looked at hiring from outside the program and looked at promoting within.  I ultimately decided to give Matt (House) the job and it worked out pretty well.  Now I have to look at it the same way.”

Mike Stoops served as Oklahoma’s defensive coordinator for the last seven seasons.  Before his time at Oklahoma, Mike Stoops was Arizona’s head coach, where Mark spent six years working for his older brother.  Two weeks ago Mike Stoops took a job as a quality control analyst for Nick Saban at Alabama.

“When we lose players through graduation, normal attrition, grad transfer or for whatever reason, you better be darn sure we’re trying to replace them with better players,” said Stoops.  “When coaches leave, we’re trying to replace him with better coaches.”

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Article written by Nick Roush

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

15 Comments for Mark Stoops will consider his brother Mike for Defensive Coordinator Vacancy



  1. Realme
    12:42 pm February 12, 2019 Permalink

    Matt: “Is that something you would consider doing?” Stoops: “Absolutely.” Only KSR would take a confirmation that Stoops would consider a thing and translate that to “Mark Stoops will consider his brother Mike for Defensive Coordinator Vacancy” as if he’s expressed interest and is already a real candidate.



    • thatCat
      12:58 pm February 12, 2019 Permalink

      Typical crap Roush reporting



    • JerryCat
      1:32 pm February 12, 2019 Permalink

      ??? The headline uses the exact same words as the question and answer. Would Stoops consider hiring his brother? Absolutely.



    • ClutchCargo
      1:55 pm February 12, 2019 Permalink

      Same exact words, but not in the context of the Q & A. It’s basically a non-story at this point, but you wouldn’t know that from the headline.



    • bpisforuk
      2:19 pm February 12, 2019 Permalink

      So the only issue is the word “will” versus the word “would” ? Some of y’all got too much invested in trying to throw shade at KSR. Because Mark answered so firmly I’m sure his brother is in the list.



    • jaws2
      2:53 pm February 12, 2019 Permalink

      Sure, but it’s easier to get clicks this way. All about the Benjamin’s man!!



    • Realme
      3:02 pm February 12, 2019 Permalink

      First of all, I love to throw shade at KSR (except for Tyler and Drew who are the best). Second, yes, bpisforuk, that little exaggeration turned an abstract conversation into a “factual” story. They do it all the time.



    • bigbluebanana
      4:57 pm February 12, 2019 Permalink

      Nick is a pro at this method realme, it’s the only thing he’s a pro at doing.



  2. rickwhitetx
    12:45 pm February 12, 2019 Permalink

    I am sure that Mike Stoops is a fine man, but his defenses at Oklahoma were not good. If the Sooners had just an adequate defense the last two years they would have come closer to winning the national championship.



    • RackEmWillie
      12:58 pm February 12, 2019 Permalink

      If they were average, Lincoln Riley would have 2 championship rings right now. And people would be questioning if Saban still had it. And if Oklahoma was the new Alabama.



    • Wade
      2:08 pm February 12, 2019 Permalink

      Bo



    • JusSayin
      1:24 pm February 12, 2019 Permalink

      Only adequate with good talent too. Even worse.



  3. Catlogic15
    12:55 pm February 12, 2019 Permalink

    Noooooooooooo!!!!



  4. lex cath
    2:37 pm February 12, 2019 Permalink

    Looks like a ginger convention



  5. jimmer
    2:59 pm February 12, 2019 Permalink

    Bo Pelini please. Even if just for press conference purposes after each game.