The Kentucky Wildcats have enjoyed great success under on Stoops brother, and another may be coming to Lexington very soon.
KSR’s Ryan Lemond reports that Mike Stoops may soon be joining his brother’s staff in at Kentucky:
KSR’s Nick Roush broke down Mike’s coaching history.
“Mark’s older brother Mike spent 2019 working for Nick Saban as a defensive analyst at Alabama after serving as Bob Stoops’ defensive coordinator at Oklahoma for seven seasons. Mark previously worked for Mike when he was the head coach at Arizona. Mark called the Wildcats’ defense for Mike for six seasons before moving on to Florida State,” he wrote.
Dean Hood, the coach which Stoops will be taking over from, was the special teams coordinator for the Wildcats, and he’ll be the next head coach for the Murray State Racers.
Hood found immense success with the Cats and will hopefully be trailblazers for the success of Stoops if he’s hired.
Mike is potentially coming in at the right time as his brother has finally started putting Kentucky on the national stage. After winning the Belk Bowl, Kentucky has seen their 2020 recruiting class sky to No. 23, including six four-star recruits and 16 three-stars.
While they still will be far off from competing with the SEC powerhouses, the Wildcats do have momentum heading into next season. That said, let’s hope this Stoops combination will be another positive for the program.