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Shortly before kickoff, reports started to surface of Mark Stoops being a perceived favorite for the head coaching job at Texas A&M. With people such as Pete Thamel, Bruce Feldman, and others reporting the news, it was obvious that there was serious traction between both parties to bring Stoops to College Station.
The final cherry on top was a tweet from Mark Passwaters of the Texas A&M Rivals site and the main 247 Sports Twitter page reporting the move that Stoops would be headed to A&M next season.
Barring a last minute collapse, sources tell https://t.co/zQ9IHLlF7I Kentucky coach Mark Stoops is likely to be the next head coach at Texas A&M.— Mark Passwaters (@mbpRivals) November 26, 2023
BREAKING: Texas A&M is set to hire Kentucky Head Coach Mark Stoops as its next head coach.— 247Sports (@247Sports) November 26, 2023
Stoops has compiled a 73-64 record as Kentucky's head coach and is the winningest coach in program history.
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However, Matt Jones later broke the news that Stoops was staying in Lexington, which was later confirmed by national reporters.
BREAKING:— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) November 26, 2023
I am told by a very good source that Mark Stoops is staying at Kentucky
And finally, Mark Stoops himself confirmed he’s staying in Lexington, giving Kentucky Football two massive wins in one day.
This season has been a roller coaster for this Kentucky Football program. After a quick 5-0 start, the Cats then lost five out of six before picking up the huge morale-boosting win over UofL on Saturday.
Now, it appears Kentucky will keep Stoops after a serious push from the Aggies. From 2-10 seasons all the way up to 9-3 seasons, this program is in a much better spot than where the Youngstown native found it.
Here’s to hoping he continues taking it to new heights.
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What a day.
Devin Leary passed for three touchdowns and Ray Davis scored three touchdowns, including the game winner, as Kentucky upset the top-10 Cards.
Great news for the Big Blue Nation. Mark Stoops is not taking his talents to Texas A&M.
“Many of you have been covering us for many years so you know, like any team, we’re going to go through some ups and downs. I’m really proud of how this team finished the season." - Mark Stoops on Kentucky's win at Louisville.
Kentucky clinches a winning record for the seventh time in eight seasons. The exception is the Covid-altered 2020 campaign.
A wild fourth quarter helps propel the Cats to victory.
A great story for the Louisville native.
Another great season from Craig Skinner’s squad.
A wild finish to the Iron Bowl.
Ryan Day falls to 1-3 against the Wolverines.
The Oregon State is alum is headed to East Lansing.
Will the Boilermakers make it to the top spot?
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