Mark Stoops is coming off his third straight Governor's Cup win, and not a one of them were close at all. The direction of this program has hit a 180 within the last four seasons, and it's not a shock to anyone that other programs want him.
In recent weeks, Mark Stoops was rumored to be connected with the LSU opening, but news came out tonight that Lincoln Riley has verbally agreed to take the position.
Tonight, Mark Stoops jumped on Kentucky Sports Radio's postgame show, in which Matt Jones asked him if he'd be returning to Kentucky next year. Mark Stoops said he didn't appreciate being put on the spot, but finished with, "I absolutely plan on being here. Lets put it this way, I’m going to work tomorrow. I’m on my way home now. My butt’s going to get in bed and I’m going to be at my office tomorrow, and I’m going to hit the pavement this week to get us some players"
Mark says he will be recruiting in two different states tomorrow, two more states the next day, then three states the day after that. While Mark Stoops seems to be getting linked with other football programs, he appears to be open about wanting to stay here and (hopefully) finishing out his career here.
Stoops is currently two wins away from tying the all-time Kentucky record in coaching wins.