Mark Stoops didn’t hold his weekly Monday press conference now that the regular season is over, but an intriguing Monday night radio show more than made up for it.
Host Curtis Burch and Kentucky football beat writer Joe Mussatto recap Stoops’ show and talk SEC coaching news on the latest episode of Wildcat Country, your daily UK podcast presented by SEC Country. Among the topics covered:
- Stoops’ show was packed with news, and it all started with linebacker Jordan Jones. Some expected Stoops to suspend Jones from Kentucky’s bowl game after his behavior and medley of personal fouls against Louisville on Saturday. That won’t be the case. Stoops said Jones will be disciplined, but a suspension isn’t coming. Many people complained about Stoops’ reasoning for reinserting Jones back into the game, but like it or not, at least Stoops faced the fire and showed up for his show.
- And more on the show. Apparently it wasn’t always scheduled to take place, but Stoops said you can’t run or hide. Curtis and Joe break down the news that came out of the hour of airtime including updates on C.J. Conrad and potential coaching changes.
- Bowl games will be announced Sunday, but the Music City Bowl is the likely landing spot for Kentucky. Joe caught up with Music City Bowl president Scott Ramsey on Monday, and Ramsey explained why Kentucky makes sense for his bowl.
- What in the world is going on in Knoxville, Tenn.? Sunday brought the Greg Schiano debacle and Monday brought a report that Duke coach David Cutcliffe has turned down the Tennessee job. Mark Stoops is up there with Nick Saban as one of the longest-tenured coaches in the SEC.
- Curtis and Joe also look at the openings at Mississippi State, Texas A&M, Arkansas and the Dan Mullen hire at Florida.
Don’t miss any of our Cats coverage. Follow podcast host @CurtisBurch as well as @KyleTucker_SEC for hoops and football columns, @Joe_Mussatto for football team coverage, recruiting notes and UK-in-the-NBA rundowns.
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