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Mike Stoops closer to joining Kentucky’s coaching staff

Rob Ferguson | USA Today Sports

Rob Ferguson | USA Today Sports

Mark Stoops is inching closer to completing his final coaching hire of the 2020 offseason.

More than two weeks ago Scoop Lemond shared that Mike Stoops “might soon replace” Dean Hood as an assistant coach, helping in the secondary and on special teams. The scuttlebutt temporarily died down until this afternoon.

Football Scoop reports that Mike Stoops’ addition to his brother’s staff is “close” to being complete at UK. “We understand the hiring is not done, as it must be approved by Kentucky’s board of trustees to clear nepotism concerns, per university policy.”

Mike Stoops spent the 2019 season working for Nick Saban as an Alabama defensive analyst. The two Stoops brothers previously worked together when Mark was Mike’s defensive coordinator at Arizona from 2004-09.

[Football Scoop]


After speaking to multiple sources, KSR has learned this report from Football Scoop is premature. No hire is imminent. Carry on.

Article written by Nick Roush

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4 Comments for Mike Stoops closer to joining Kentucky’s coaching staff

  1. blueblood80
    4:40 pm February 19, 2020 Permalink

    Making sure that Clinkscale stays is great news! The university has provided top notch facilities and rewarded our top recruiters to insure they stay. This continuity is important. Barring injury or some unlucky bounces of the ball, an historic season seems possible. Now it’s time for the players to make those winning plays that win games. I’m just not sure that adding Mike Stoops won’t disrupt coaching staff harmony….
    Go Cats!

    • ukkatzfan
      7:06 pm February 19, 2020 Permalink

      Disrupt Harmony ? Coach Hood left. There is a vacancy. Cats should have to ride one coach low in your book ? Nicky Satan is that you trolling the Cats ?

    • 4everUKBlue
      8:59 pm February 19, 2020 Permalink

      I’m going to go ahead and trust Stoops’ judgement, he’s made good decisions so far.

  2. 72uksprinter
    9:26 pm February 19, 2020 Permalink

    ^^^^ What he said!