Mark Stoops and his staff can be credited for the total transformation of the University of Kentucky Wildcats football program.
Patience and consistent recruiting have allowed Stoops the opportunity to turn what was an SEC bottom-feeder into a respected opponent no matter who they're lining up against.
With all the recent success, it comes as little surprise that Stoops’ name is often mentioned as a potential fit for coaching vacancies.
The latest is the open spot at LSU. The Tigers announced that head coach Ed Orgeron would not be returning after the season leaving a high-profile position up for grabs.
BetOnline.ag released odds for who’ll take over down in Baton Rouge for the 2022 season. Stoops came in at 17/2, the sixth-best odds on the list.
- • Lane Kiffin 5/2
- • Luke Fickell 11/2
- • Billy Napier 7/1
- • Jimbo Fisher 15/2
- • Bill O’Brien 17/2
- • Mark Stoops 17/2
- • Bob Stoops 9/1
- • James Franklin 19/2
- • Joe Brady 10/1
- • Mel Tucker 12/1
- • Dave Aranda 14/1
- • Urban Meyer 14/1
- • Jon Gruden 100/1
I think most would agree that Stoops has a pretty good thing going at Kentucky, so it’s doubtful that LSU would be the job that lures him away.
Now, back to our pending 11-1 season.