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Mark Stoops adds a big name to the coaching staff

The Kentucky football program continues to trend up.

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First, the Kentucky Wildcats sign one of the best classes in school history for 2020. Then they outbid Michigan State for Vince Marrow’s services. Now Mark Stoops has brought in an NFL defensive coordinator to serve as a defensive assistant.

Greg Manusky is a former NFL linebacker that has served as the defensive coordinator for the Washington Redskins for the last three seasons. He also worked in that role with the San Francisco 49ers, Indianapolis Colts, and San Diego Chargers during his NFL tenure.

Manusky comes to Kentucky as a quality control assistant for Brad White and the defense. White served as an assistant under Munsky in Indianapolis during his tenure there, so the two have a working relationship that goes back nearly a decade.

Manusky’s primary role will be in defensive game planning and in the film room. You would have to think that his NFL pedigree would play well in the recruiting field as well, but his involvement on that front remains to be seen.

Mark Stoops continues to bolster this staff and make it both more compelling to new recruits and more effective once players get on campus. Despite losing Lynn Bowden and Logan Stenberg to the NFL, and the spring session to cancellation, the future is very bright for this Kentucky football program.

And just when you think things cannot get any better, Stoops brings in an NFL coordinator to break down film. Welcome Greg Manusky to the defensive coaching staff.