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Mark Stoops reportedly not given any new incentives to stay at Kentucky

Stoops is sticking with the Cats.

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After numerous swirling yesterday before and after the Kentucky Wildcats’ win over the Louisville Cardinals, Mark Stoops opted to stay put in Lexington after garnering interest from Texas A&M.

News broke late Saturday/early Sunday Morning that Stoops would be staying in Lexington, first reported by Matt Jones. Also, according to Jones, Stoops received no raise or extra incentive from Mitch Barnhart to stay in Lexington.

Mitch Barnhart took to X/Twitter early on Sunday to speak on Stoops’s decision to stay with the Kentucky Wildcats football program:

“It’s a great day to be a Wildcat. Great Governor’s Cup win, @ukfootball.

Excited to keep building our program with @ukcoachstoops, the winningest coach in @ukfootball history. Thank you, #BBN, for your support throughout the season. We look forward to #bowlseason and 2024.”

Mark Stoops reportedly around $9 million per year total as head coach in Lexington, so no extra incentive or raise is massive for the athletic department.