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Report: Chad Scott is Leaving UK


Chad Scott is leaving his position as the wide receivers coach at Kentucky to coach tight ends for Larry Fedora at North Carolina, according to Football Scoop.  The preliminary report by Football Scoop has not been confirmed by any other outlets.

Scott coached running backs for Mark Stoops’ first three years before being moved to the outside in the offseason when Eddie Gran was hired as the offensive coordinator and running backs coach.

Scott does have a history with North Carolina.  After starting his collegiate career at UK in 2000, he transferred to UNC after his sophomore season.  He graduated from North Carolina and was a graduate assistant in 2006.

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Good question, Blake.  We’ll let you know as soon as we know.

Article written by Nick Roush

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

22 Comments for Report: Chad Scott is Leaving UK

  1. adam4
    12:02 am January 19, 2016 Permalink

    Hate to see Coach Scott go. He was one of my favorite coaches on the staff, and I was very optimistic as to what he could do with the receivers next season. Assuming the report is true, I want to thank Coach Scott for the past 3 seasons and wish him the best of luck at UNC.

  2. blueballs80
    2:24 am January 19, 2016 Permalink

    Ok so what really happened here ? One moment he is committed to Stoops and next moment he is out the door? unless UNC is paying him more than UK, then fine i get it but this seems kinda odd.

  3. Angelo
    2:36 am January 19, 2016 Permalink

    More UK football weirdness???

    • UK Big Board Update
      11:40 pm January 19, 2016 Permalink

      You know all about weird. Weirdo.

  4. woohop1
    4:21 am January 19, 2016 Permalink


    Evidently, the move to coach WR’s, wasn’t a career enhancing move…..more a no-confidence vote. Now Gran can bring his own coach to round out his Offensive Team.

  5. cats paw
    5:57 am January 19, 2016 Permalink


    • UK Big Board Update
      7:29 am January 19, 2016 Permalink

      You get up early to troll.

    • InigoMontoya
      8:55 am January 19, 2016 Permalink

      Not a fan of most of hip posts, but I laughed at that!!

    • InigoMontoya
      8:55 am January 19, 2016 Permalink

      “His”, not hip!

  6. clonick87
    6:23 am January 19, 2016 Permalink

    I’m sorry that Blake is in question of who will be his coach but he should be as concerned with who his English grammar teacher will be as well. “Whose” is not the same as “who’s” , Blake. #simplecontractions

    • UKinIN
      7:19 am January 19, 2016 Permalink

      Take it easy on the kid. My phone has “auto-corrected” whose, who’s, there, their and they’re and I’ve sent messages before noticing. Either way, why call him out on it?

    • tippytoe
      8:29 am January 19, 2016 Permalink

      I agree with Inin. Blake deserves a break simply because he was one of the few that could actually catch the ball when it was seldom thrown to him.

    • Cat Fan
      9:11 am January 19, 2016 Permalink

      As a fan, I think that you should be MORE concerned about several other things rather then the correct use of Whose, Who’s. who or what ever on a tweet at 11:30 at night
      1. Computer language & auto correct butchered the english language long ago – get over it
      2. Scott potentially leaving had to be a shock coming just 2 weeks before signing day and after saying what a great opportunity this switch of his duties gave him. IF this coach IS leaving, a twitter report is how these kids found out about it? These kids DESERVE better from a coach…They also deserve better from fans criticizing every thought they may have put on twitter, if it grammatically correct. Maybe your time would be better spent trolling a English Professor.

    • Kernel Sanders
      9:34 am January 19, 2016 Permalink

      ^ I think you mean “an” English professor.

  7. lostmyseats
    7:14 am January 19, 2016 Permalink

    One year remaining on a contract vs. an offer of multi year in a program that finished 15th in nation and two bowl appearances last two years with a HC that is building a resume of HC success from Southern MIss to current?! Who wouldn’t take that job. Coach Scott doesn’t go looking because people are seeking him out. Note….had he not come to UK he probably would have been at UC with Tuberville. We will regret letting this coach leave. Concerned our HC quotes “did not want to lose Chad” is not the same as making sure Chad would stay.

  8. emlang08
    8:19 am January 19, 2016 Permalink

    Come on Blake, “Who’s” – Stoops must have believed Gran was better at the RB position, no worries it will be filled

  9. Poppschmidty
    8:49 am January 19, 2016 Permalink

    “Whose” your English professor?!?!?

    In all seriousness I’d like to see Craig Yeast come home!

  10. serdi
    8:57 am January 19, 2016 Permalink

    Hope he has some guarantee of a couple of years salary.
    Guess he is banking on the NCAA letting North Carolina skate from nearly 20 years of cheating
    I believe his wife went graduated from North Carolina.
    Good luck to him personally. Hope he is guessing wrong on the NCAA, and he has been guaranteed a couple of years salary so he can find a position to his liking somewhere else.

    • Kernel Sanders
      9:37 am January 19, 2016 Permalink

      He also transferred from UK to UNC in his football playing days.

  11. BluKudzu
    2:01 pm January 19, 2016 Permalink

    Wishing Chad nothing but the best of luck. Sorry to see him go, but there has to be accountability, and it has to start at the top.
    Stoops started it with the firing of the previous OC.
    I did not think it would take too long for the new OC to zero in on areas that were performing poorly and start making changes. Moving Scott away from the receivers, was not a questionable move at all. In fact, I am surprised he still had a job, based on the performance and attitude of the players he had been responsible for, and paid to educate.
    The receivers and running backs coaches should be an easy hire. There is quality out there to get, and it is time to really step up the game.
    But if we really want to win, we have to take a very hard look at our defense. Numbers do not lie. We can no longer use the excuse of being young. We will not make any move forward from where we are, a team that has (I think) only won one game (USC year before last?) against any of the FBS teams with a winning record, since Stoops arrival.

    • lostmyseats
      6:37 pm January 19, 2016 Permalink

      Are you sure you know what position Scott coached the past couple years???

    • UK Big Board Update
      11:38 pm January 19, 2016 Permalink

      Name some of the coaches of quality you speak of.