Mark Stoops Interview Notebook

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 Spivey
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, 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.