Unfinished business: Vince Marrow turns down Michigan State to stay at Kentucky
For the second time this offseason, Vince Marrow has decided to stay in Lexington.
After being courted by Youngstown State to be the program’s next head coach, Marrow decided against leaving Lexington this offseason. Wildcat fans likely thought that was the last time they would have to worry about Marrow leaving the program.
However, following Mel Tucker’s hire at Michigan State, the Spartans made a serious run at Mark Stoops’ lead recruiter at Kentucky. Once again, Marrow has turned down a big opportunity to stay with the Wildcats.
Marrow is now expected to be the nation’s highest-paid tight ends as Kentucky had to pay a premium to keep the program’s top recruiter in Lexington. Kentucky’s associate head coach, recruiting coordinator and tight ends coach has been with the Wildcats since Stoops’ arrival in Lexington and their journey together will continue for at least another season.
Here’s the news Kentucky fans have patiently waited for as Marrow announced he would be staying with Kentucky and has turned down Michigan State’s lucrative offer to join Tucker’s staff:
To celebrate the news, Kentucky issued the following tweet:
— Kentucky Football (@UKFootball) February 14, 2020
Mark Stoops also publicly celebrated the news as soon as he found out:
— Mark Stoops (@UKCoachStoops) February 14, 2020