Stoops Prepares for Debut as Kentucky's Coach

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- Mark Stoops's preparation for his Kentucky debut has included sweating the small stuff .

Checking on travel plans. Reviewing the Wildcats' game-day dress code.

Stoops has thoroughly combed through every detail to ensure all the pieces are in place for Saturday night's game against Western Kentucky -- the coaching opportunity he has been preparing for his entire career.

Still, the expanded responsibility didn't come naturally for the former defensive coordinator, who only had to focus on his unit at Arizona and Florida State. But nearly nine months into the Wildcats' job, Stoops has embraced all the demands that come with the position and looks forward to seeing how attention to every detail pays off on the field.


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