Mark Stoops is on the verge of completing his 2020 coaching staff. Ryan Lemond has the scoop.
A journalist at heart, Ryan Lemond shared this on Twitter Saturday morning:
— Ryan Lemond (@ryanlemond) January 25, 2020
Mark’s older brother Mike spent 2019 working for Nick Saban as a defensive analyst at Alabama after serving as Bob Stoops’ defensive coordinator at Oklahoma for seven seasons. Mark previously worked for Mike when he was the head coach at Arizona. Mark called the Wildcats’ defense for Mike for six seasons before moving on to Florida State.
In short, the Stoops brothers have successfully worked together for years. After losing one veteran former head coach from the defensive staff, adding another veteran Stoops knows well to replace Dean Hood makes perfect sense.
Scoop’s reputation received a slight blemish when Walter McCarty did not retain his position at Evansville. Don’t let that cloud your belief in Scoop. Remember, he was the first to report Derrick LeBlanc was departing for Arkansas and was the first to mention Anwar Stewart as his replacement.