Originally posted on College Spun  |  Last updated 10/3/13

It’s no secret that Wildcats head coach Mark Stoops inherited a team and a program that was used to losing football games. But he clearly doesn’t want his players to accept it as the norm. Stoops went off on his team after practice today, even going as far as to suggest that South Carolina, UK’s opponent this Saturday, should be favored by more than 21 points. KyForward’s James Pennington tweeted out a few quotes: Mark Stoops said today’s practice was “very unacceptable.” Said players “were looking for rocks to hide under.” — James Pennington (@pennington_jl) October 2, 2013 Mark Stoops: “It’s a 21-point spread. Right now, that ain’t enough.” — James Pennington (@pennington_jl) October 2, 2013 The Wildcats have opened the season at just 1-3, though to be fair, two of those losses have come to ranked teams (Louisville, Florida). Whether this is a motivational tactic or how Stoops truly feels about his players, it’s obvious that he cares about turning the program around. Things don’t ease up for the Cats next week either – Alabama comes to Lexington on October 12th.

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