Originally written on Bloguin Best  |  Last updated 11/27/12
The coaching carousel finally has a permanent hire on board as it's being reported that Mark Stoops will become Kentucky's head coach, replacing the fired Joker Phillips. Stoops is currently the defensive coordinator at Florida State and is still on campus as of this writing. However, according to UK's athletic director Mitch Barnhart's twitter it's safe to say this hire is happening as he tweeted congratulations earlier on Tuesday afternoon. With this hire Mark becomes the 3rd Stoops brother to become a head coach at a BCS program, with Bob coaching at Oklahoma and Mike having been the coach at Arizona before this season. Could this be the greatest family of coaches college football has ever seen? There's no doubt the Wildcats were looking to swing for the fences so to speak with this hire, especially in the rough and tumble world of the SEC. Kentucky has been a doormat in the conference for awhile because they couldn't play defense, which Stoops' hire addresses big time. He...
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