Move over Cal, Mark Stoops Going After Nation's Best Recruits

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Dec 1, 2012; Charlotte, NC, USA; Florida State Seminoles defensive coordinator Mark Stoops reacts with defensive tackle Demonte McAllister (97) after he has had the cooler dumped on him. The Seminoles defeated the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 21-15 to win the ACC Championship at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports


Coming off of a 2-10 campaign that saw the university of Kentucky football program finish with one of the worst-rated offense and defenses  as well as the firing of head coach Joker Phillips, a program that had been to five straight bowl games from 2006-2011 was now at the bottom of college football, with no glimmer of hope in sight.

Then came the hiring of Florida State defensive coordinator Mark Stoops. In less than a month on the job, Stoops has rejuvenated the fan base and brought excitement to the Bluegrass for something other than basketball. His impact has already lead UK to be in the mix for several elite recruits who could help UK get back into the postseason as early as next season

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