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Stoops and Matt Elam hung out until 1:30 a.m. watching an MMA fight

The UK Football Luncheon is wrapping up at the Hyatt Regency in Lexington, and according to Drew, Mark Stoops, DJ Eliot, Shannon Dawson, and Vince Marrow all shared some great stuff. He’ll have a recap on the site later on, but this tidbit was too good not to post immediately.

Tom Leach asked Stoops about the family feel around the program, and Stoops told a great story about Matt Elam. The sophomore nose guard texted Stoops the other night to see what he was doing, and Stoops invited him over to watch an MMA fight. Apparently the two hung out until 1:30 a.m., when Stoops finally turned to Elam and said, “Matt, you have to leave. I have to go to bed.”

Props to Stoops for trying to rally and hang with a youngin’. 1:30 is LATE.

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9 Comments for Stoops and Matt Elam hung out until 1:30 a.m. watching an MMA fight

  1. ^^^This
    2:13 pm July 24, 2015 Permalink

    This is how you influence a young man’s life. The unspoken, “you know, you’re a pretty good kid.”

  2. Greginky
    2:30 pm July 24, 2015 Permalink

    Is this a fairly new picture of Matt. He looks a little(lot) slimmer than his pictures from last year. I have not seen any recent pictures of him.

  3. No
    2:44 pm July 24, 2015 Permalink

    High school pic I believe

  4. Steve
    2:49 pm July 24, 2015 Permalink

    I’m about Stoops age & I know how he felt

  5. HaganHall
    3:06 pm July 24, 2015 Permalink

    Looks like they BOTH scarfed down a few pizzas, chips’n’dip a bag of Oreos and then a few bowls of ice cream . . . SMH . . .


    • Emil Kay
      5:05 pm July 24, 2015 Permalink

      Please forgive the presumption, but it requires clarification.

      You do know that ‘Hagan Hall’ was never a residence facility at KENTUCKY.

      If that’s your real name, more power to you.

      Traditionally, Americans put a space between first and last names.

    • BluKudzu
      7:47 am July 25, 2015 Permalink

      This is what you get when Louisville fans in the back of their trailers, have access to their mother’s desktop, venting anger, because his little sister won’t let him in her room, to “play.”

  6. Soloman
    3:44 pm July 24, 2015 Permalink

    Great to see coach stoops trying to influence these kid’s in the right direction,thank’s coach for everything your doing.

  7. Bauhn Deeng
    4:57 pm July 24, 2015 Permalink

    ……………………………………………this is a really good thing. Relationships are key. Molding the fella.