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The Four Best Things Mark Stoops Said Today

© Mark Zerof

© Mark Zerof

© Mark Zerof

Practice Went Surprisingly Well

Even though they’ve been off for two weeks, Stoops was pleased what he saw from his team in their first two bowl practices.  “I was surprised honestly.  We were relatively clean,” he said.

Recruiting Never Stops

Even if they’re committed to another school, it isn’t over until papers are signed.

“You know we never stop,” Stoops said.  “We’re never gonna stop. We’re going to make it very difficult for somebody to tell us no.”

If you think he’s referring to Jedrick Wills, you’d be correct.

Bowl Practices a “Big Benefit” for Redshirts

Earlier today I shared a list of some of the players who have redshirted this season.  Now it’s their time to shine in the extra bowl practices.

“When we work them throughout the year they’re simulating the other team’s offense or defense, and then when we scrimmage it’s really basics.  We want to see who can play and do the basics when we work them throughout the year.  Then as you get into this preparation, it’s good to push them a little bit, see who mentally can handle things.”

Stoops didn’t name names, but he started by saying he was pleased with the improvement from the big guys in the trenches.

A Thank You to the Fans

Stoops was happy to hear the news that the BBN quickly bought the initial allotment of TaxSlayer Bowl tickets.

“I’m very pleased that are fans are excited to go there,” Stoops said.  “That’s a good feeling to know that our fans are buying those tickets and selling out our initial allotment.  We need as many folks there as we can get.”


Kentucky’s Honey Badger, Mike Edwards, wore a honey badger shirt to today’s interviews.  Tony Neely approves.



Article written by Nick Roush

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1 Comment for The Four Best Things Mark Stoops Said Today

    8:33 pm December 10, 2016 Permalink

    This is just pure speculation on my part but I found it interesting that Wills committed to Alabama a few days after the loss to Tennessee and about 10 days after the loss to Georgia. I’m wondering if he wanted to see how well UK would play against those two and then make a decision. Here’s the real speculation…. if the Cats did beat GA would he have held off a little longer to see how the remainder of the season goes before making a decision. If that is the case then the win at Louisville may have him reconsidering his verbal commitment to Bama. Hopefully the Cats will not only beat Ga Tech but the O-line will really dominate the GT defensive front. If so, then I think Stoops and company will have a solid shot at flipping Jedrick to the Cats. I think it also helps that Toth was named AP All SEC first team and Logan Stenberg was named to the SEC Coaches’ All-Freshman Team. Just some thoughts…