Sep 7, 2013; Lexington, KY, USA; Kentucky Wildcats head coach Mark Stoops talks with safety Ashely Lowery (5) during the game against the Miami (Oh) Redhawks at Commonwealth Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

UK's Mark Stoops on South Carolina game: ‘The 21-point spread isn’t enough’


The Kentucky Wildcats hired Mark Stoops from Florida State in hopes of instilling a winning mentality into a program that has been losing for much of the past three decades. Having a coach like Stoops and his no-nonsense mentality is exactly what the Cats need to rebuild after the disastrous tenure of Joker Phillips.

Well, today Kentucky had a terrible day of practice, arguably the worst of the Stoops’ era, and he called his team out to the media and said the 21-point spread – South Carolina is favored – isn’t enough Saturday, based on the effort at today’s practice.

via the Courier-Journal:


Clearly, Stoops isn’t use to losing after coaching stints at Florida State and Miami when both programs were making it to BCS Bowl games, but he can’t imagine he’ll see that level of success at Kentucky anytime soon, if ever.

With the Cats sitting at 1-3 in the middle of a stretch of games that includes Louisville, Florida, South Carolina and Alabama, the boiling point for Stoops will likely be reached at some point in the coming weeks if it hasn’t already.

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