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Vince Marrow talking with Youngstown State, per report

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Could Marrow be headed back home?

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Vince Marrow has been a huge factor in the rise of Kentucky Football, as his recruiting has helped build this program to what it is now.

Could we see Marrow leave Lexington for his first head coaching job this offseason?

Matt Jones broke the news this morning on Kentucky Sports Radio that Marrow is in “conversations” with Youngstown State about their head coaching position.

“[He] has had conversations with Youngstown State and is now in the process of deciding what to do,” Jones said this morning. “I can’t speak to [whether or not an official offer has been extended], but from what I’m hearing, Vince is taking it seriously. This isn’t a theoretical thing; this is something he’s taking seriously.”

Marrow was on a recruiting trip yesterday in Youngstown and he was asked by WKBN-27 if he would be interested in the job.

“Names are thrown out. I’m from here, grew up here. My interest — until I talk to somebody, my interest is just, I’m watching as a fan. But I’m a big fan of (Youngstown State president) Coach Tressel and (athletic director) Ron Strollo — played against him in high school. I’m pretty sure they’re going to get a good guy.”

If Marrow leaves, it would be a massive blow for Kentucky’s recruiting efforts, and it would come just as the school is about to secure one of, if not the best recruiting class in school history. It’s currently a top-15 class at Rivals, but you have to wonder if any recruits may want to leave if Marrow departs Lexington.