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Congrats on Mark Stoops. Y'all are getting an exceptional coach and football mind.
When Mark Stoops was hired at FSU there was a ton of buzz and he unquestionable lived up to the hype. He took our defense from rock bottom to the elite of the elite in only 3 years. Outstanding job!
I wish him nothing but the best and would love him to land a couple of those "SEC only" recruits.
He'll always be a Nole-Great in my book.
And I hope he becomes a Wildcat-Great too.
Rest assured... THE WAR DANCE IS COMING!!!!
Classy! Super excited!
I agree... Now I'll get to see him coach alot more. Sorry he won't be at doak anymore but will do great things for the BBN.
Another thing that will be interesting is if he brings James Coley and D.J. Elliot with him. Y'all probably don't know who they are but let me just tell you y'all should do backflips if he brings them. They're relentless recruiters and fiery coaches that are perfect for building a program. Coley has incredible south Florida ties, and Elliot is a madman in Texas.
Elliot is an elite DE coach. He's a possible candidate for the FSU DC job now but not a likely one. Although the reason why he's mentioned is because we would hate to lose him and we think Stoops offers DC job to him at Kentucky and the most probable way to keep him is to match the offer. FSU was known for being a DE factory but we had only had 1 DE drafted in the 1st round from 2001-2010. 3 years after Elliot arrives at FSU we have 3 DE's projected for the 1st round. He also landed 3 different DE's that were ranked #1 DE in the country.
Coley.. well I'm not really sure what he does outside of recruit out of his mind. He's a great hire, especially for building a program and landing players. He's got terrific connections.
It is really nice to hear the well wishes from you guys. It is very gracious of you considering you are losing a coach you obviously are proud of. I hope the best for you as you seek a replacement, but think more than likely you will have coaches begging for the job. It has been a long haul for us, but it appears that most all here are elated about Mark coming here and I can only hope that he can help us try to climb the ladder. I am pretty excited about the players here at UK and can't help but believe we still have some more big scores in recruiting ahead of us. Thanks again guys!
You FSU peeps have been nothing but class. Tip of the cap, fellas. Good luck on Saturday!
Thanks Noles. hope everything works out for you guys
WE ARE UK
Thanks and I share your hopes that he can get us some Major SEC talent. I know I am excited about how he turned the defensive side of the ball around at FSU and I really hope he can put our defense into the position where we can compete with the big boys in the conference. I know that will take a while to do but at least now we have that chance and that in itself is very exciting.
jaxprep said.........Coley.. well I'm not really sure what he does outside of recruit out of his mind. He's a great hire, especially for building a program and landing players. He's got terrific connections.
That is plenty enough for me!
Dude..much respect! You Noles fans have shown nothing but CLASS...something I cant say for half of the UK fans on here that were bashing Mitch barnhart..so many Noles fans wishing us well..Ive always like the Noles..Bobby Bowden is a legend..Jimbo Fisher is nothing but class...great story about his son...WE Love YOu Ethan Fisher!!! You Noles fans have my utmost respect and gratitude...I will root 4 you guys any time we dont face each other!! Hope you drill ga Tech...and whoever you meet in your bowl!!
I DO know who DJ Eliot and Coley are..and I will try to do a backflip if we get them...and im 6'3 350 former DT..LoL..
I heard Eliot was coming as DC...nothing about Coley..but if hes a recruiter like you say..well..UK sure could use him. We need some goodtfootball here bad...we need it. I wish FSU nothing but the best..may you have many ACC and BCS wins for years to come.
Heard on ESPN experts that UT was courting Jimbo Fisher...well..JIMBO...STAY in Tallahassee MR.Fisher...you have some of the BEST FANS in sports IMO..and ETHAN looks so good in that #83 Noles jersey...stay Garnett and Gold Jimbo...Orange isnt your color!!
#Noles Fans # Mark Stoops #### Ethan Fisher..we love you little man!! Go Cats and Go Noles!!
Living in Ky and being a Noles fan isn't easy. Now I've got a reason to root for UK as well. My phone has been blown all day about the hire from UK fans asking questions! Haha. Glad to see they are excited to get MS.
I can't wait. Hope this hire creates the buzz within the fanbase that it should and that Stoops puts together an elite staff that can recruit as well as coach. I hope commonwealth is absolutely buzzing for Stoops first home game next year 70 grand deep with screaming fans. I can't wait to see UK fans excited about football again. This is going to be fun. I want to see a united fanbase so bad.
Me 2 tWhit! I think any Catfan not loving this is a hater 4 life! I say..lets all jump on the Stoops bandwagon and ride it till the damn wheels fall off!!
Stoops supposedly bringing DE coach DJ Eliot and OC James Coley with him..both are super elite recruiters...just what Uk needs to clear that final hurdle to football respectdom!!
This is a dream hire..not only did UK get a Hc with a legendary pedigree..we got our guy 1st..and gave him time to affect recruiting THIS year. I almost bet UK's class..now 64th? will end up in 30's range.
Now its up to us fans to fill Commonwealth...and give the Cats some home field advantage...
What a class act you Noles fans are. You may not know it but your post has done more good for your teams and university than a million foul-mouthed fans who insult their opposition on national TV do for their programs. I, for one, will now pull for you Noles any time you play anybody but UK.
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