The Pressure on Mark Stoops Heading into Year Five

08/29/2017 05:09 PM

As Mark Stoops enters his fifth season at Kentucky, his comfort level with the program is at an all-time high.

“Definitely,” Stoops said when asked if he feels more comfortable entering year five. “I felt it today for the first time because – the things that are necessary, that you know, all the things you have to do as a head coach and the fundraising and the recruiting, just everything, you’re getting pulled in a lot of different directions.”

Part of what gives Mark Stoops confidence heading into the season is his new defensive coordinator, Matt House.

“I felt like this year it was a benefit in a way because of the coaching change on defense with starting over. Even though the guys were in place and Matt was an in-house promotion, it was nice to kind of strip it all down and start over again.”

Stoops has a 19-30 record through four seasons at Kentucky. Expectations for Mark Stoops and the team have been raised because of last season’s success.

Bradley McKee and Mark Krebs join TJ Beisner to discuss the pressure that Mark Stoops faces heading into the season.

Clayton Abernathy

Clayton is a Producer for Spectrum News. He graduated with a Journalism degree from the University of Kentucky and he lives and breathes UK Basketball, making him the perfect fit to produce KSTV. That’s Kentucky’s only nightly half-hour show dedicated solely to UK sports. You can watch it weeknights at 7:30 and 11 on Spectrum News. Follow Clayton on twitter @ClaySTV1 to stay updated on the latest UK Basketball and recruiting news or to follow his amateur competitive eating endeavors. He once ate thirteen cheese Coney hot dogs in one sitting…on his lunch break.

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