SI.com Gives Kentucky’s Hire of Mark Stoops a B+

Sports Illustrated has issued their report card and given grades to the Universities that have hired new football coaches for next season.

They have given Kentucky’s hiring of Mark Stoops a B+.

Kentucky: Mark Stoops, former Florida State defensive coordinator. It was not realistic to think the SEC’s doormat would land a big name (unless that name was Bobby Petrino). Stoops carries cachet from his time at FSU, where he produced top five defenses the past two years, and at Arizona and Miami before that. He already made one commendable move in hiring Texas Tech offensive coordinator Neal Brown to install the Air Raid that Kentucky formerly employed under Hal Mumme. Grade: B+

Do you think a B+ is a fair assessment of the hire of Mark Stoops?

Should it be a higher or lower grade?

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  • DJDJ23

    More than fair considered the pair is unproven together. Only time will tell. Go Cats!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jbird211 Jason Burnett

    Sounds good, I mean can’t rank it much higher because he has to prove himself as a HC, but the staff he’s brought in is an A+ in my book.


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