Some would argue playing in the shadow of a program as a successful as Kentucky basketball would hurt other sports.
Don't tell that to UK football head coach Mark Stoops. Speaking at SEC Media Days, Stoops said he believes the success of the winningest program in college basketball history actually has a positive effect on the football program.
Stoops brings up John Calipari on his own. Once again thanks him for his willingness to help UK football recruit.— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_CJ) July 15, 2015
Basketball does nothing but help us in recruiting and showcasing the passion of the fan base, Mark Stoops said.— Jen Smith (@jenheraldleader) July 15, 2015
Stoops: "Basketball does nothing but help us." Says basketball atmosphere and John Calipari are great for football recruiting.— Brett Dawson (@BDawsonRivals) July 15, 2015
Hopefully, Stoops can take Kentucky football to another level in the same way John Calipari has guided UK basketball to new heights.