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Monday Headlines: Mark Stoops on becoming UK’s all-time winningest coach

Stoops is now tied with Bear Bryant and will be alone at the top at some point this season.

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One of the biggest storylines from the Kentucky Wildcats’ win over Miami (OH) was Mark Stops tying Bear Bryant as the program’s all-time winningest head coach.

In an interview with Darrel Bird of CatsPause, Stoops discussed the impending moment when he becomes Kentucky’s all-time winningest coach all alone at the top.

“Usually when you’re in this position the proper response is to stay in the moment, control what you can control,” Stoops said. “But I would be lying if I said it didn’t mean something. It does mean something.”

The best part of the interview was Stoops’ reason for this becoming such a special moment for him: He wants to make mama proud.

“I want my mother to be there and for her to have two sons who are the all-time winningest coaches at their respective programs in the Power Five,” Stoops said, alluding to brother Bob Stoops being Oklahoma’s all-time winningest coach. “That would mean something and I would like my mother to see that. I want her to enjoy that.”

It’s a great read, so be sure to check out the full CatsPause interview!

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