Kentucky Football: Mark Stoops To Take On Bigger Defensive Role

Following dreadful performances against Southern Miss and Florida, Kentucky football head coach Mark Stoops is taking on a bigger role with the defense.


The Kentucky football program has more potential under Mark Stoops than it has in quite some time. Stoops has vastly improved the facilities and made a splash on the recruiting trails.

Long regarded as a brilliant defensive strategist, Stoops is taking on a bigger role in an attempt to bring those improving results to the field.

Kentucky’s defense is undeniably promising, but it’s struggled mightily during the first two weeks of the 2016 season. The offense has done it few favors, but Stoops has the acumen to turn things around defensively.

According to Jen Smith of Kentucky.com, coach Stoops is going to take on a bigger role with the defense.

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