Report: Kentucky’s Mark Stoops Contacted About LSU Opening

Just when you thought things couldn’t get any wilder in the SEC, there is now a report that Kentucky head coach Mark Stoops has been contacted about the LSU opening.

According to KSR’s Matt Jones, the Tigers have reached out to Stoops via a third party to gauge his interest in the LSU coaching job.

Here is what Jones had to say about Stoops being contacted, on Kentucky Sports Radio.

“Mark Stoops has been contacted via a third party for the LSU job,” Jones reported. “… I think there are — and I speak about this not with complete knowledge, but some knowledge — there are probably seven jobs or less that I think Mark Stoops would seriously consider leaving here for. I think LSU is one of those seven.”

Jones also mentioned that LSU is also considering former Houston Texans head coach and current Alabama OC Bill O’Brien for the job. The former Penn State coach has experience in building up programs, so his name is intriguing.

Stoops just received an automatic one-year contract extension for reaching seven wins and is due a $250,000 bonus if he can get to nine wins, which is attainable.

We will see where this goes. It could just be some fluff leaked by the Stoops camp, potentially looking for more money. We all know how silly season works in college football, so coaching rumors are much more frequent this time of year.


Written by Trey Wallace

Wallace started covering the SEC in 2012, as the conference landscape was beginning to change. Prior to his time in Knoxville, Wallace worked in Nashville for The Read Optional, where he first produced content that garnered national attention. His passion for sports is evident in his work and has led him to break some of college football’s biggest stories. His social media reach and natural podcast proficiency continue to make Wallace one of SEC’s most trusted sources.


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