Mark Stoops staying at Kentucky, contrary to previous report
Mark Stoops was set to become the next head coach at Texas A&M, per a report from Rivals’ Mark Passwaters on Saturday night.
But now that doesn’t appear to be the case, according to conflicting reports from ESPN’s Pete Thamel and others.
Here’s a look at those tweets from top reporters who are plugged into the situations at both Texas A&M and Kentucky:
Kentucky's Mark Stoops will not be the next Texas A&M coach, ESPN can confirm.
— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) November 26, 2023
I can confirm Matt's breaking news here. Fully expecting Stoops to remain in Lexington. https://t.co/R1jySQx11w
— Billy Liucci (@billyliucci) November 26, 2023
So what do we make of Passwaters’ initial report? Was he wrong? Or, like his original tweet mentioned, was there something that fell apart at the last minute?
Texas A&M fans didn’t react well to the news of the potential Stoops hire. Was this a Greg Schiano-type situation like Tennessee had a few years ago?
We’ll see what comes out about Saturday night’s news over the next few days, but for now, it appears Texas A&M’s search for Jimbo Fisher’s replacement will continue into Sunday morning, at the very least.