Originally written on Fox Sports South  |  Last updated 12/2/12
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Mark Stoops was introduced Sunday as Kentucky's new football coach and got everyone's attention, saying he believes the Wildcats are capable of winning the Southeastern Conference title. He didn't say it would be easy, but it's not impossible. "There are no magic wands," Stoops said at a news conference. But Kentucky is confident Stoops can rebuild a program that just finished their third straight losing season and 0-8 in the SEC. Stoops, the former Florida State defensive coordinator, received a 5-year, 11 million deal. He'll begin his work at Kentucky immediately and will not accompany the Seminoles to their bowl game. "There's too much work to do at Kentucky and it's hard to be in two places at once," Stoops said. Kentucky had announced on Tuesday that the 45-year-old Stoops was going to be the man to replace Joker Phillips, who was fired on Nov. 4. Phillips was 2-10 this season and 13-24 overall. He says it will be challenge to transform Kentucky into a ...
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