Featured Tuesday: Keeping Mark Stoops in the Lexington Edition

It’s the Tuesday after the conclusion of the 2021 college football regular season. Oklahoma and now Notre Dame don’t have head coaches.

This means that Kentucky Wildcats fans still have reason to fear that Mark Stoops, who has taken Britain’s football program to new heights, will leave Lexington to become head coach elsewhere.

Good news for BBN came on Monday night when LSU hired Brian Kelly for his head coach position.

Stoops had been reported as a backup plan for LSU; so, now the UK won’t have to worry about losing him to Baton Rouge after Kelly leaves Notre Dame to take the job.

However, Stoops is still considered a perfect choice for Oklahoma, where his brother, Bob, has been a head coach for nearly two decades. Bob currently serves as the program’s interim head coach and will lead the Sooners’ bowl game. Now, with Notre Dame open and Stoops having strong ties to the Midwest, South Bend could generate some interest.

However, Stoops didn’t say anything that should worry fans as he said he plans to stay in Kentucky during an interview with KSR following the Cats beating his big rival Louisville on Saturday and that he was recruiting in three different states for the Wildcats on Monday.

Can the Cats keep their beloved head coach in 2022 and beyond? It is up to Britain’s sporting director Mitch Barnhart to open the checkbook and give Stoops the much-needed improvements to indoor training facilities and the bigger recruiting budget he has requested.

Tweets of the day

Despite rumors, Stoops is recruiting for BBN. Give the man what he wants.

It’s not a machine, it’s Oscar.


Big first half leads Kentucky No.9 past central Michigan British athletics – The Cats passed Tony Barbee and CMU for their sixth straight win on Monday at Rupp Arena.

Kentucky QB footballer Nik Scalzo, star of Netflix show QB1, enters transfer portal again Louisville Courier-Journal- Britain’s third quarterback Nik Scalzo and offensive lineman Jake Pope injured the transfer gate.

Washington’s Jamin Davis motivated by former teammate Chris Oats who suffered a stroke in 2020 ESPN- A heartwarming story about how former Wildcat and 2021 first-round pick Jamin Davis and his relationship with Chris Oats.

Duke moves up to first place in the revamped Top 25 AP; Purdue at # 2 AP- Duke, who beat the UK on opening night, are now the top-ranked team in the country.

LSU plans to hire Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly as next football coach, source says Avocado– Brian Kelly abandons Notre Dame for LSU in a massive upheaval in the college football landscape.

Spencer Rattler to transfer from Oklahoma after Lincoln Riley’s exit for USC Bleacher report-Report of the launderer Spencer Rattler entered the 2021 season as Heisman’s favorite and quite possibly the top pick in the 2022 NFL Draft. Now he’s in the transfer portal.

WELCOME COACH DEBOER- GoHuskies.com-The Washington Huskies have hired Kalen DeBoer from Fresno State as their next head coach.

Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey (ankle) out for the NFL.com season – The folks who drafted McCaffery first in their fantasy football draft can’t be happy.

Mets and Scherzer accept a 3-year contract (source) MLB.com- $ 43 million per year …

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