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Kentucky hires Mark Stoops as head coach

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05:59 PM ET 11.27 | Florida State has made a name for itself with some stout defense this season, and the man behind that magic is getting rewarded with a head coaching job. Seminoles defensive coordinator Mark Stoops will be heading to Kentucky to fill the coaching void there for the Wildcats. Joker Phillips was fired some three weeks ago, and since then we've had a slew of firings in the NCAA but no hirings to speak of until now. Stoops will join his brother Bob as a head coach, but the road for Kentucky is not going to be an easy one. However, the university believes that if things are going to turn around, Stoops is the guy to do it.

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November 27, 2012  09:50 PM ET

What? With all the potential coaching jobs opening up he hurries up and takes a doormat job?

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November 27, 2012  10:20 PM ET

Well, that sucks.

Thanks for your efforts and results in Tallahassee, Mr. Stoops. Good luck to you, sir.

November 27, 2012  10:25 PM ET
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What? With all the potential coaching jobs opening up he hurries up and takes a doormat job?

Hey, it's still the SEC.

November 27, 2012  10:27 PM ET
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Neaux Les Miles to Arky thread...maybe tomorrow

That will be a fun one tomorrow.

November 27, 2012  10:30 PM ET
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Hey, it's still the SEC.

This is like Malzahn taking the Arky State job ... or Bob Davie taking the New Mexico job. It just doesn't make sense.

November 27, 2012  10:39 PM ET
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This is like Malzahn taking the Arky State job ... or Bob Davie taking the New Mexico job. It just doesn't make sense.

+1.

He could have done MUCH better than Kentucky. IMO, he should have gone to the Vols if he wanted to coach in the SEC.

November 27, 2012  10:42 PM ET
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+1.He could have done MUCH better than Kentucky. IMO, he should have gone to the Vols if he wanted to coach in the SEC.

Vols are coming for your head coach it seems EWO. :-)

November 27, 2012  10:52 PM ET

Didn't Jumbo fisher just deny in a T&R thread yesterday that Stoops had interviewed with Kentucky?

November 27, 2012  11:44 PM ET
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Vols are coming for your head coach it seems EWO. :-)

NOT funny! Yeah, I've heard Jimbo's name mentioned in the Vols coaching search, but I don't see him making that jump. If he DOES, then I'm gonna make a jump too...off the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, lol!

Besides, it looks like you guys are working Gruden HARD. For the sake of all my Vols friends, I hope to hell you don't get Jon Gruden. He has to be the most overrated coach in all of football...with the exception of Lane Kiffin, of course.

November 27, 2012  11:48 PM ET
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Didn't Jumbo fisher just deny in a T&R thread yesterday that Stoops had interviewed with Kentucky?

Yes, he did, so all negotiations must have taken place, and a contract been signed, today.
Whew! Them Kentucky boys work FAST, lol!

November 27, 2012  11:52 PM ET
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Yes, he did, so all negotiations must have taken place, and a contract been signed, today.Whew! Them Kentucky boys work FAST, lol!

Calipari told the boosters to hurry up and make it happen.

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November 28, 2012  07:14 AM ET
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NOT funny! Yeah, I've heard Jimbo's name mentioned in the Vols coaching search, but I don't see him making that jump. If he DOES, then I'm gonna make a jump too...off the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, lol!Besides, it looks like you guys are working Gruden HARD. For the sake of all my Vols friends, I hope to hell you don't get Jon Gruden. He has to be the most overrated coach in all of football...with the exception of Lane Kiffin, of course.

I think Gruden could be a bad hire too, especially for the money. And I don't see Jimbo coming, it's not a promotion, lateral move at best.

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November 28, 2012  08:06 AM ET
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+1.He could have done MUCH better than Kentucky. IMO, he should have gone to the Vols if he wanted to coach in the SEC.

I am guessing he thinks the level of expectation is just a wee bit different between the 2 schools, and he is going with the lower one.

November 28, 2012  08:16 AM ET

Glad to hear that, was wondering if U of Cincinnati coach Butch Jones would get the job as he is on some schools radar. Hope he stays at UC tho.

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