Kentucky Football Coaching Search Down to Two?

If you have been keeping up with the Kentucky Football coaching search, you kind of get the vibe that it has come down to 2 guys.

John Clay of Lexington Herald is hearing the same thing.

Despite reports to the contrary, Florida State defensive coordinator Mark Stoops is still very much in play to be Joker Phillips’ replacement at Kentucky. San Jose State coach Mike MacIntyre is also very much a candidate for the job.

I would be really surprised if one of these two guys are not the head football coach at Kentucky within the week.

Who would you want out of these two?

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  1. I like both, really. I think bringing in a defensive-minded coach would be a nice change of pace for the program. Maybe the answer to competing with the likes of Bama and Florida is to have a stifling defense?

  2. What about Danny Hope from Purdue and Eastern KY???? Maybe they should slow down and wait and see who else is available….

  3. neither…..what happened to sonny dykes, or petrino, or gruden????

  4. Stoops. I’d take a chance on him. He has connections and can recruit the state of Florida which is HUGE!

  5. What about Phil Fulmer?

  6. Danny hope is a joke that like say well we should hire georgetown colleges coach b/c they made the playoffs. Mark Stoops is the right man for the job overall he’s gonna bring a good defense to the field every season where ever he has coached but i cant promise he’s gonna stay for along time but the time he is there Ky will make progress every season also i dont wanna hear about the juimbo fisher comments b/c i learned never listen to a coach and plus he’s trying to save some of his recruits at Florida St that have committed b/c of Mark Stoops.

  7. If we bring in Stoops I would love to see him go and try to bring in Brown from Texas Tech as his OC. I think this could be a fairly succesful combination.

  8. No commitment to Football. The coaches were going for will only be here a few years. If their successful, a bigger program will swoop them up. If their not successful, they’ll be fired. Why not go after a big time coach with a proven track record and pay them so they never leave. I can’t stand the lack of balls in this AD. We are doomed. No hope at UK for football.

    • agreeed….they had a shot to get a great coach when they hired “coach in waiting (to be fired)” Joker Phillips..

  9. Why MacIntyre? Last I checked San Jose St. Isn’t exactly a power house of a program

  10. why not try and get stoops and macIntyre. one can be head coach and the other could be a coordinator. and just sh*#tcan some other coaches on ky’s staff. i mean joker wasn’t the only one not doing a good job. the defense was terrible. in my opinion, the whole team (offense and defense) needs an overhaul. bringing in both of these coaches would give us a high scoring offense with macIntyre and a strong defense + recruits with stoops. i vote both.

  11. STOOPS all the way comes from football family and will acually be defensive minded

  12. Come on can the University not do any better than that..Christ you have Chizik out there Tubberfeld would love back in SEC. Tressel, Mike Holgren, just resigned from the Browns.. Come on get someone that has a name to help recruit . No UK gonna get some half ass coach while Tennessee gets someone like Jon Gruden. Tired of being the laughing stock ok the SEC

  13. Stoops- are defense has been horrible even with great tacklers in the past few years

  14. Now it is time to hire an offensive coordinator and I hope he brings in someone that has an exciting playbook with no scrambling QB.