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Where Mark Stoops Learned a Blue Collar Mentality

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.

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Article written by Nick Roush

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

5 Comments for Where Mark Stoops Learned a Blue Collar Mentality



  1. Angelo
    10:43 pm August 25, 2018 Permalink

    Ha! the most overpaid coach in the SEC… Maybe the NCAA…



    • cats646
      11:50 pm August 25, 2018 Permalink

      Pipe down kid. The grown ups are trying to read.



    • jaws2
      3:34 pm August 26, 2018 Permalink

      Angelo you can’t come on here with a differing opinion, you must be out of your mind! People like this guy will jump you immediately! Your a troll blah, blah, blah….
      Frankly, I don’t think Stoops is one of the most overpaid in the country, but based on results, he sure as hell is overpaid in the SEC.
      He has the best talent and depth he’s ever had this year. We’ll see how he handles that. Practically every team in Division 1 makes a bowl, hell they’ll take teams with losing records! If 7-5 is the best we’ll get, he needs to be gone.
      Throw in another $2M and let’s see who we can get. They’ve done it for basketball forever but never for football. It’s time.
      Yeah I know, troll, go to another site, find another team, yada, yada, yada, blah, blah, blah…..



  2. UKWildcatNation
    1:22 am August 26, 2018 Permalink

    Nick, I don’t care how rich I were to become, I would still love to work at “Kentucky Sports Radio dot com” – still wondering if you spelled it like that on purpose or where audio reporting smh.
    You have one of the best jobs that I KNOW many people would do for next to nothing, so please do all of us a favor and appreciate this blessing that you have in your life. You get to report on Kentucky athletics ALL DAY for goodness sake!



  3. bailey000
    11:18 am August 26, 2018 Permalink

    I personally travel 250 days a year for the railroad, and trust me reporting on a game would be quite a bit easier. I really like our coach. He has done a lot for our program, and I think as long as we continue on the same path the future is bright. Angelo is an idiot, and after this season you better hope Kentucky opens their checkbook another time for Stoops.