If I had a dollar for every time I heard Mark Stoops utter the phrase, “Go to work,” I would not have to work at Kentucky Sports Radio dot com. To some, it may be considered coach-speak. It’s really all Stoops knows.
At SEC Media Days, Stoops sat down for an extended period of time with Marty Smith and Ryan McGee. You’re probably familiar with the Marty and McGee Radio Show because it is often frequented by our own Matt Jones. Now they’ve adapted the program for television and Stoops was one of the first to get a crack at it.
Initially, Stoops placed his butt directly on the hot seat. When asked, “biscuits or cornbread?” he gave a response that would embarrass Freddie Maggard.
“We grew up in the north, so we didn’t have biscuits or cornbread. We just ate whatever old, dried-up toast we could get our hands on.”
Even though his initial comment was tongue-in-cheek, Stoops did get serious when discussing his roots and how his Youngstown home shaped the man he is today.