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Matt Jones said on Kentucky Sports Radio that he doesn't believe Kyle Tucker and that Stoops was very much still involved in the coaching search.
In talking with some folks who are familiar with uk athletics they feel tucker is being used with this "information". Likely a smoke score. Per my guy, anybody with knowledge of actual names within UK athletics would only talk to the State's largest paper unless they had a motive. Their term was "likely creating smoke screen" for somebody.
My personal opinion? The "report" is a little to predictable in a process that has been anything but predictable.
See this bothers me greatly not because it's true (and it is mainly because UK just spent $25 million on the track complex. They had to spend the money because it needed to be replaced my last year on campus.....in 1992!) but because it's piling on and feeding the crazies. You could have easly said that UK spent more on the Olymipc sports than they have on Men's basketball in the same time. And that would be true (but would be a whole lot closer in dollar figures).
Thoughts on Stoops AND him bringing FSU's OC with him? Apparently a very real scenario.
You know we don't see eye to eye all the time but I could get behind this!
Spot on. Anybody can spin #'s. uk's largest capital expenditure this year was for track. In a given year that throws things out of whack.
Back to the orignial question. If a coaching candidate or his agent asks Mitch Barnhart to present a detailed overview (dollars spent) on all of the football infrastructure that he has overseen in his 10 years at UK, what will be the response of most candidates?
"Do you happen to have any pictures of the new facilities that you've had built under your watch as AD of an SEC Football program?"
"Can I ask you why UK can't raise any money for football capital projects like every other SEC program?"
Actually he'd have a decent portfolio. Complete renovation and replacement of practice fields. Complete renovation of football facility, complete renovation of nutter indoor facility, replacement of video, sound system and new ribbon boards.
He also likely has a specific plan on the reported 100 million that will be spent on Cws in the next two years.
All this with no bonding for uk athletics in nearly 8 years.
Lol I hate to throw another name into the mix but I'm 100 percent certain and I don't usually do this, the number of post I've made will reflect that.... But I'm 100 percent on this one .... Strong possibility Mitch Barnhart coaches Kentucky football next season :-)
Lets not start another "factually incorrect" Mitch bashing session guys. We've discussed this over and over. We get it. You hate Mitch.
Lets focus on the topic of the thread. We actually had a nice one going.
If that is directed forward me I am NOT bashing Mitch at all. Have no problems with him in the least!!
I refuse to believe that Mark Stoops as HC and James Coley as OC is a real scenario. Maybe one or the other, and even then, it's probably a long shot.
To answer your question, it would probably be the biggest coup in Kentucky football history. No, forget probably. Definitely the biggest coup in Kentucky football history.
Coley is reputed to be a big-time recruiter. A lot of south Florida connections, having coached in the Miami high school ranks, at FIU, and for the dolphins. Haven't watched FSU enough to have an opinion on his coaching abilities. Butweve been cosmogony for more recruiting firepower, and Coley may be the type of guy to help UK elevate it's recruiting.
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Interesting. Take the Jerry Jones method! Just might be the case.
Post of the month!
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Word is that Stoops has shown that he "wants" the UK job more than any candidate, and he really fired up the UK brass with his vision of what the program could become. The fact that he wants it more than anyone else they've talked to is huge for Mitch. He is the leading candidate IMO.
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