Some morning tidbits from Stoops

Mark Stoops was the guest speaker at the Kentucky Alumni Association Board of Directors meeting on this snowy Saturday morning and the Kentucky coach had a couple of interesting tidbits, including:

  • There will be no staff changes, but Stoops said a few coaches had opportunities, and opted to stay at Kentucky.
  • UK’s coach said he’d like to sign two more players on Signing Day (Feb. 5) and he would like them to be an offensive tackle and a defensive lineman. There are three official visitors on campus this weekend.
  • Stoops said he thinks Kentucky’s recruiting class will finish ranked somewhere between 10 and 15 nationally.
  • The UK players playing in Super Bowl have said they will wear UK blue items in workouts this week, part of care packages the program sent to them.
  • The Kentucky coach told the alumni group that he likes the idea of playing Louisville at the end of the season because UK will be a much better football team at the end of the year.

About Jennifer Smith

Jen Smith has been a sports writer at the Herald-Leader since 2000, covering everything from high school sports to auto racing to various University of Kentucky sports. A native of Louisville and a graduate of the University of Kentucky (much to the dismay of her Louisville graduate mother and Indiana graduate father), Jen now resides in downtown Lexington with her husband and two young sons. You can follow her on Twitter @jenheraldleader or send her an email at
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