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Written by Andrew Spivey, July 21, 2013, 0 Comments,
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HOOVER, Ala. — New Kentucky head coach Mark Stoops was second up on day two at SEC Media Days.
We are going to do a quick notebook on what Mark Stoops said during his stop in Hoover, Alabama.

    • Tremendous fan support from the 50,000 fans that showed up for the spring game.
    • Stoops says he feels good about all of the pieces of his new staff but singled out Neal Brown and D.J. Eliot.
    • When asked if Stoops talked to his brother Bob about the comments made about the SEC, he said, I don’t think we need to defend what’s going on in the SEC.
    • No starting quarterback has emerged yet, but three guys are competing for the job.
    • Stoops is trying to branch into Ohio for his recruiting grounds.
    • When bringing in freshman, you have to temper your expectations according to Stoops.
    • Stoops says, yes, Kentucky has a lot of work to do but they will be ready to compete each year.
    • Stoops says he will be in Florida recruiting hard for Kentucky.
    • Very good quarterback depth in the SEC this year according to Stoops.
    • Stoops credits Jimbo Fisher for teaching him how to structure a program.

 

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Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for Rivals.com, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.

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HOOVER, Ala. — New Kentucky head coach Mark Stoops was second up on day two at SEC Media Days.
We are going to do a quick notebook on what Mark Stoops said during his stop in Hoover, Alabama.

    • Tremendous fan support from the 50,000 fans that showed up for the spring game.
    • Stoops says he feels good about all of the pieces of his new staff but singled out Neal Brown and D.J. Eliot.
    • When asked if Stoops talked to his brother Bob about the comments made about the SEC, he said, I don’t think we need to defend what’s going on in the SEC.
    • No starting quarterback has emerged yet, but three guys are competing for the job.
    • Stoops is trying to branch into Ohio for his recruiting grounds.
    • When bringing in freshman, you have to temper your expectations according to Stoops.
    • Stoops says, yes, Kentucky has a lot of work to do but they will be ready to compete each year.
    • Stoops says he will be in Florida recruiting hard for Kentucky.
    • Very good quarterback depth in the SEC this year according to Stoops.
    • Stoops credits Jimbo Fisher for teaching him how to structure a program.

 

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