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Stoops on game days in Lexington: “It’s completely changed”

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On today’s SEC Coaches Teleconference, Mark Stoops was asked about the difference between game days in Commonwealth Stadium in his first year and game days now in Year 3 of his regime.

We, the tailgaters and the commoners sitting in the stands, have seen an enormous rise in attendance and the overall energy and excitement before and during games. It hasn’t gone unnoticed among the coaching staff, either.

It’s completely changed,” said Stoops. “Just the atmosphere, the game day energy in our first two home games has been incredible. Totally different than when I first arrived and it’s a credit to all of the people who have invested an awful lot in our program with the renovations and what we’re doing here and with the fans buying into what we’re doing and how we are coaching them and appreciating the amenities of the new stadium as well. A lot of people are to be commended for the hard work that they’ve done and the commitment they have given to our program.”

“The fans have been incredible and I’ve said that since I’ve been here, since Day 1,” he continued. “I’ve said that we have a passionate fan base; we just need to do our job and put a good football team out there and I think people can appreciate that we are getting better and better.”

More from Stoops in a bit…

Article written by Drew Franklin

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18 Comments for Stoops on game days in Lexington: “It’s completely changed”



  1. boogie15
    1:36 pm September 23, 2015 Permalink

    Stoooooops



  2. Monman
    1:39 pm September 23, 2015 Permalink

    It would really change if we could ever beat Florida.



    • BenHur
      1:42 pm September 23, 2015 Permalink

      Dry your tears and stand up straight. Time to move on.



    • doc
      1:56 pm September 23, 2015 Permalink

      Don’t let the third game of the season dictate how the final nine games play out.



    • Monman
      7:30 pm September 23, 2015 Permalink

      I’m shallow….



  3. Mathlete
    2:58 pm September 23, 2015 Permalink

    I’m all for the new additions to the tailgating atmosphere. The concerts have been great, the Cat Walk has never been more populated (more Boom Sr.!!), and people are showing up to the games on time!

    Getting the student section to stick around until the end of the game would be an awesome next step, maybe doing some kind scan out for their tickets to go with the rewards program they’re doing?



  4. Melps
    3:09 pm September 23, 2015 Permalink

    The comments section has sucked azz, this week. Everyone bitching and using fony names



    • Jennifer Anniston's Listerine
      3:25 pm September 23, 2015 Permalink

      You don’t like my name Melps?



    • Melps
      3:33 pm September 23, 2015 Permalink

      Lol, yours is original, at least.



    • Spelm
      4:02 pm September 23, 2015 Permalink

      I hear ya, man. Stop using fony names people!



    • Splem
      4:03 pm September 23, 2015 Permalink

      crap, failed at my own joke. what a loser.



  5. Eppscat
    3:20 pm September 23, 2015 Permalink

    I wish Matt would put the comments back on subscription, only. That would stop all these trolls. And all the aliases.



    • Booby Petrino
      4:01 pm September 23, 2015 Permalink

      Yeah the comments decline tremendously, which I’m sure affects advertising fees, so prob not gonna happen. Trolls make KSR successful!



    • Old White Guy
      4:22 pm September 23, 2015 Permalink

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    • Ha!
      7:31 pm September 23, 2015 Permalink

      Told ya OWG was nothing more than a troll.

      ‘I’m 87….” My ass……



    • Old White Guy
      7:59 pm September 23, 2015 Permalink

      I said “them”, not ” me”! Thanks for playing, though.



    • Ha!
      9:13 pm September 23, 2015 Permalink

      Exactly. You are a troll.



  6. BigO
    3:36 pm September 23, 2015 Permalink

    Come early…stay late!