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March 28, 2020

Q&A with Mark Stoops Following Spring Practice Cancellation

Nick Roush 10:00pm March 28, 2020 3/28/20 Comments Disabled

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Mark Stoops spoke at length to the media via Zoom teleconference Friday afternoon, his first public remarks since coronavirus effectively canceled spring football. He touched on a variety of topics in the 45-minute discussion that’s transcribed in its entirety below. Opening statement “I just want to say I hope everyone’s doing good and staying safe.…

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Kentucky Football Determined to Continue to Move Forward During Coronavirus Crisis

Nick Roush 8:00pm March 28, 2020 3/28/20 Comments Disabled

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The Kentucky football team will not be together on the gridiron anytime soon. Despite the circumstances, it’s full steam ahead for Mark Stoops’ squad. “We have no idea how long this is going to last, but one thing is for sure, we have no interest in going backwards,” Stoops said Friday afternoon. “We want to…

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March 27, 2020

WATCH: Mark Stoops on how the coronavirus pandemic is impacting Kentucky Football

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 1:30pm March 27, 2020 3/27/20 Comments Disabled

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Mark Stoops held a Zoom video conference this morning to update reporters on how the coronavirus pandemic is impacting the Kentucky Football program. We’ll have plenty of coverage of it on the site, but while we work, you can watch the entire thing on YouTube.  

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Mark Stoops is Concerned Coronavirus May Delay the 2020 College Football Season

Nick Roush 1:00pm March 27, 2020 3/27/20

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Football is the last sport that is relatively untouched by the coronavirus pandemic. Even though the NFL and college football regular seasons have not yet been altered, many fear that could be on the way, including Mark Stoops. Spring practices and spring games across the country have been postponed, effectively canceling the events. The most…

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March 18, 2020

Mark Stoops Promotes Frank Buffano to Become Kentucky Football’s Tenth Assistant Coach

Nick Roush 1:24pm March 18, 2020 3/18/20

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One of Mark Stoops’ longtime contributors behind the scenes has earned a role on the field. The University of Kentucky announced Wednesday that Frank Buffano will replace Dean Hood as UK’s safeties coach. Buffano, also simply known as ‘Buff,’ came to UK with Stoops in 2013 and has served as the director of operations ever…

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March 17, 2020

What Greg Manusky Brings to the Cats’ Coaching Staff

Freddie Maggard 12:00pm March 17, 2020 3/17/20

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Mark Stoops hired a defensive coach with over 20 years of NFL experience as a linebacker coach and defensive coordinator. Greg Manusky has been added as a defensive quality control coach. Manusky coordinated defenses for the Redskins, 49ers, Colts, and Chargers. In other words, four NFL franchises believed in his coaching prowess enough to trust him…

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March 10, 2020

Mark Stoops confirms Michael Smith has resigned

Jack Pilgrim 10:30am March 10, 2020 3/10/20

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Kentucky head coach Mark Stoops has confirmed wide receivers coach Michael Smith is no longer with the football program. In a spring football media opportunity this morning, Stoops told the press Smith has officially resigned from his position at Kentucky. “I just wanted to confirm that Coach Smith did resign,” Stoops said. “I know you’ve…

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March 7, 2020

Report: Stoops to hire Oregon wide receivers coach Jovon Bouknight

Nick Roush 1:40pm March 7, 2020 3/7/20

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Mark Stoops may have found Kentucky’s tenth assistant football coach. Football Scoop reports that Stoops is planning to hire Oregon receivers coach Jovon Bouknight. Two hours prior to filing the report on Football Scoop, The Oregonian reported that Bouknight was leaving Mario Cristobal’s staff at Oregon. If hired at Kentucky, Bouknight’s role remains unclear. Kentucky’s current…

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March 5, 2020

Mark Stoops Cracks The Athletic’s Head Coach Top 25

Adam Luckett 5:00pm March 5, 2020 3/5/20

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The offseason content train is officially off and running and we’ve reached the part of the calendar where publications start ranking head coaches. The Athletic was the first to the punch with Editor-In-Chief Stewart Mandel and National College Football Insider Bruce Feldman releasing their top 25 rankings. Kentucky’s head coach made one list while he…

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March 3, 2020

Spring Practice Notebook: Josh Ali, Xavier Peters and Donut

Nick Roush 7:30pm March 3, 2020 3/3/20

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Hello there. It’s a pleasure to be talking football with you this evening. Even though the two months of “offseason” has been busy, it feels good to finally talk about what’s happening on a football field with the BBN. After just one practice, there’s much to discuss. I won’t re-hash everything that’s happened over the…

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