Commonwealth Journal

November 27, 2012

According to sources, Mark Stoops new UK football coach


Associuated Press

Lexington — Another member of the Stoops family imay be joining the head coaching fraternity.

Mark Stoops, Florida State's defensive coordinator, has agreed to become the next head coach at Kentucky, according to several sources.

Kentucky will officially announce its hiring of Stoops today, according to the sources.

Stoops, 45, replaces Joker Phillips, who was fired after guiding the Wildcats to three straight losing seasons. Stoops has been the defensive coordinator at Florida State since 2009.