Mark Stoops addresses Twitter exchange with John Calipari, takes another shot at Wildcats' basketball
One of the hottest topics in college football this past week has been the drama going on at Kentucky after basketball coach John Calipari called the Wildcats’ program a basketball school.
It’s true that Kentucky has had plenty of success on the hardwood, but it has a football team that is also now very much on the come-up and such a comment could be taken the wrong way. Wildcats head football coach Mark Stoops didn’t take long to respond to the comments and since then things have been a little heated around Lexington.
— Mark Stoops (@UKCoachStoops) August 11, 2022
Of course, after Saturday’s scrimmage, Stoops was asked about the exchange.
“I don’t care about anyone’s program, I stay in my lane,” Stoops said in a report from Jeff Drummond of the Rivals network. “But when you start talking about mine, and people I compete against, I’m going to defend my players… Don’t demean and distract from what we’ve done to get to this point.”
He went on to say that the program “wasn’t born on third base” and noted how many people have been involved in elevating Kentucky to its current status over the years. Kentucky is a program to watch once more this season with possible first-round draft pick Will Levis at quarterback.
The Wildcats open the season against Miami (Ohio) on Sept. 3.
Mark Stoops: "Some may, but this program didn't wake up on third base."
— Nick Roush (@RoushKSR) August 13, 2022