Mark Stoops To Be Named UK Football Coach

11/27/2012 01:01 PM

Multiple outlets are now reporting that Florida State defensive coordinator Mark Stoops has accepted the position as UK head football coach and the school will make it official this afternoon.

The position will be Stoops’ first as a head coach, but he’s led the Seminoles defense to top-ten rankings the past three seasons since arriving from Arizona, where he was defensive coordinator under his brother Mike, the head coach at the time. During his time at FSU, Stoops has helped put together three-straight top-ten recruiting classes and his recruiting ties to Florida and Ohio, where his father was a successful high school coach, should help UK tremendously. It will be interesting to see if anyone departs Tallahassee for Lexington with him, with FSU offensive coordinator James Coley – one of the most respected recruiters in the game – also rumored.

Be sure to watch KSTV tonight for full reaction to Stoops’ hiring, as well as an interview with Larry Vaught.

Thomas Beisner

TJ is an Anchor for Spectrum News. You can catch his work on KSTV, the only nightly show in the state focusing on UK Sports. When it comes to UK Basketball, TJ covers recruiting, the NCAA tournament and everything in between. During March TJ probably sees the players more than he sees his family but he’s able to provide Spectrum News viewers the unique insight that only a lifelong fan can give. He’s also taken on several special programs including “Wildcat Forever: The John Stewart Story.” KSTV airs weeknights at 7:30 and 11pm on Spectrum News. You can also catch podcasts of the show as well as bonus podcasts, just find KSTV on Itunes. For the latest on everything going on with UK Athletics, recruiting or if you just need some hilarious parenting anecdotes follow TJ on Twitter @tjbeisner.

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