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Other SEC coaches now coming to Mark Stoops for advice


Earlier this season, many were calling for Mark Stoops’ head, but Kentucky’s dramatic turnaround has Stoops in the position where other coaches are coming to him for advice. One of those coaches is Missouri’s Barry Odom, who told reporters on Monday that he’s reached out to Stoops and Vanderbilt’s Derek Mason, both former defensive coordinators turned SEC head coaches, on how to make the transition.

“He’s in year four and he said he finally feels like he’s got it figured out a little bit on how things are structured,” Odom said of Stoops via Dave Matter. “Not many defensive guys around. I understand that.”

On today’s SEC Coaches Teleconference, Mark Stoops was asked about their conversation, which took place before the game in Columbia on Saturday. He said he didn’t hesitate to share some advice with a colleague, even though they coach in the same division.

“I have no hesitancy to help and I’m not sure I can other than just sit there and talk,” Stoops said. “I saw him early before our game prep started on Saturday — we were at the stadium there very early — and I saw him out there on the field and went and sat and visited with him for a little bit because I can feel his pain as far as going through tough times. We’ve all been there as a coach. We’ve been there before and we’ll probably be there again sometime in the future, but I think Barry is a very good coach, a very passionate guy and certainly knows what he’s doing defensively and I wish him nothing but the best.”

After the Florida game, whoulda thunk it?

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8 Comments for Other SEC coaches now coming to Mark Stoops for advice

  1. cats paw
    3:16 pm November 2, 2016 Permalink

    im sure the other coaches want to know how a coach that hasnt beaten a team with over a .500 record can not only retain his job but have fans applaud it

    • secrick
      3:18 pm November 2, 2016 Permalink

      once again, blah,blah,blah,blah cryyyyyyyinnnnnnninginging.

    • Sarahvah
      3:18 pm November 2, 2016 Permalink

      cats paw seems to be upset that UL isn’t getting any respect this year, again

    • Mathlete
      3:28 pm November 2, 2016 Permalink

      In fairness, we’ve only played 3 teams with better than .500 records (two of those are top 11 teams, the other is inexcusable). We can’t control what other teams do before they get to us.

    • Booby Petrino
      3:58 pm November 2, 2016 Permalink

      and Louisville has only beaten 1 team with a record over .500 this year and that’s FL St. Yet you praise your man Bobby.