On Monday, Coach Mark Stoops had a lot to say about the past game against Vanderbilt, the 2014 and 2015 classes and about the upcoming game against Georgia. Coach said that Dixon will be out the first half of the UGA game for his targeting penalty. Stoops said it can’t be reversed, he wants an explanation as to the reasoning for the penalty but hasn’t received one yet. Coach said that effort wasn’t a problem against Vandy and that he was happy with the teams effort, especially the defense. He also said that Glenn Falkner would be starting at safety, next to Ashley Lowery. Paschal is doubtful. Stoops doesn’t think Willis will be able to play. Miller is banged up with a knee. Kevin Mitchell is banged up but he should be able to play as well. Coach Stoops was talking a lot about recruiting. he said he was feeling really good about 2014 and says he’s hoping for some good news in the next weeks to give 2015 some momentum going forward. Mark talked about how hard it is to win a lot of SEC games with freshmen and said it will be nice to have guys that aren’t freshmen, but can sprinkle a couple in.
“I love what I’m doing. I love where I’m at, I’d rather be nowhere else… I’m very optimistic about the future. -Coach Mark Stoops”
Coach said that Jalen Whitlow missed some throws he has to make and that he has to distribute the ball to where it’s supposed to go and that he needs to be able to execute under extreme pressure.He also said that they are getting better at that.
Watch the video below to see the press-conference in it’s entirety.