Kentucky is certainly a bigger basketball brand than it is a football brand at this stage, but the Wildcats football program is making progress under Mark Stoops.

Stoops is in his 9th year as Kentucky’s coach, and after compiling a 12-24 mark in his first 3 seasons, he is 39-26 since.

On Monday during his weekly press conference, Stoops again addressed something that he continues to see as a huge issue when it comes to Kentucky’s ceiling as a program, and that’s the lack of an adequate indoor practice facility.

“We need an indoor (facility). You can do the research on how many teams don’t have an indoor,” Stoops said.

Stoops followed up with his own research, adding that Kentucky and Vanderbilt are the only 2 SEC programs without a 100-yard indoor facility.

Will Stoops get what he believes he needs to help the Wildcats compete with the top teams in the SEC?

His superiors appear to be listening, as Kentucky AD Mitch Barnhart recently said, “I want it as much (Stoops) does.”

The Wildcats will look to move to 3-0 on the season this Saturday at home against UT-Chattanooga.