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Stoops Makes Steve Clinkscale Official

Coach Clinkscale watches this morning's workouts, via UK Stoops Troops.

Coach Clinkscale watches this morning’s workouts, via UK Stoops Troops.

15 days after it was reported that Steven Clinkscale would become the Wildcats next defensive backs coach, Mark Stoops has confirmed the new hire.  Clinkscale is the third coach to leave Tommy Tuberville’s staff this offseason with a “coordinator” label.

“I am very impressed with Coach Clinkscale’s knowledge and the way he handles himself with players,” said Stoops in a press release.  “He is well-seasoned in terms of experience. Coaches I greatly respect — Coach Gran and Coach Hinshaw — who worked with him in Cincinnati speak very highly of him.”

Clinkscale is the third Youngstown native on the coaching staff, and the cousin of Vince Marrow.  He’s excited to join the staff, one where he already feels at home.

“I’ve been wanting to work with Coach Stoops since he’s been at Kentucky,” Clinkscale said. “This is a great opportunity for me and my family and I’m getting to work with someone who is like-minded. We speak the same language when it comes to defense. I was walking through the training facility with my wife and I told her ‘this feels like a dream come true.’ I’m very happy and I can’t wait to get on the practice field.”

Clinkscale inherits a talented secondary, arguably the best position group on the team, led by senior safety Marcus McWilson, four-year nickel starter Blake McClain and All-SEC Freshman cornerback Chris Westry.

Article written by Nick Roush

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

8 Comments for Stoops Makes Steve Clinkscale Official

  1. meeksfor3
    12:34 pm March 1, 2016 Permalink

    Ummm so is the guy to the left wearing a sports bra?

    • Rixter
      12:46 pm March 1, 2016 Permalink

      No, that’s a man-ssiere. Or a Bro.

    • meeksfor3
      2:35 pm March 1, 2016 Permalink

      Ahh nice Seinfeld reference.

  2. andrewh
    12:35 pm March 1, 2016 Permalink

    what is the guy on the left wearing

    • david8577
      12:42 pm March 1, 2016 Permalink

      Likely a “harness” for a heart rate monitor. Straps serve two purposes, keeps the monitor from falling down and keeps the player very humble.

  3. Sentient Third Eye
    12:42 pm March 1, 2016 Permalink

    How did I know what the comments would be about before I even clicked? LOL!

  4. WildcatCam
    3:27 pm March 1, 2016 Permalink

    The harness also has an accelerometer in it to track how much “work” the guys are putting in, in a physiological sense of the word.