Kentucky Sports Radio has learned more about the meeting that took place last week between Mark Stoops and Florida State officials.
KSR can confirm the basics of the report filed by 247 Sports’ Josh Newburg. Mark Stoops met with FSU officials in Cincinnati last week. After the two parties extensively discussed the job, Florida State did not issue an offer.
Officials informed Stoops they would take some time to make the decision. Not long after the meeting, sources told KSR that Stoops informed Florida State he was not interested in their head coaching vacancy.
While Stoops chose to remain at UK, a second source shared that his assistants spent extensive time on the phone with prospective recruits to inform them the staff would remain intact before the news broke.
The message to fans and recruits is clear: Mark Stoops is staying in the Bluegrass.