Kentucky Hits a Gridiron Home Run

Kentucky Hits a Gridiron Home Run

If it was a 3-2 pitch in the bottom of the ninth with the game on the line, then Mitch Barnhart has hit a long drive that's headed straight for the seats.

Time will tell if it's a round-tripper, but from this vantage point it sure looks like Barnhart has hit a home run.

The UK athletics director announced Tuesday that he hired Florida State defensive coordinator Mark Stoops to replace Joker Phillips as the school's football coach, coaxing the 45-year-old Ohio native to take over a program that went 2-10 this past season.

No, it's not Bobby Petrino. That was never going to happen, nor should it have happened. Bill Cowher? Be serious. Mike MacIntyre? The San Jose State coach has done a great job, but with California-based players. Butch Jones? The head Bearcat is a solid coach at Cincinnati, but has no real Southern connections.

It says here that if you were to make a checklist of what a school like Kentucky, without a noted history of gridiron success, needs then Stoops checks all the right boxes.


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