By LARRY VAUGHT
During his weekly press conference Monday, Kentucky coach Mark Stoops was asked how he was doing after his team’s disappointing 0-2 start — including a disastrous last six quarters.
“I am not happy. How can you be? This is not a job, this is my life,” Stoops said. “But I promise you I am going to get back to work and I cannot wait to get back on that field today. That is for sure.
“It is never fun for coaches that way. But the thing about it is, no matter what and where you are at it is always the same, it is just different. It is same. You think that being a coordinator at Florida State is easy? We have some different cats here and there, but it is not easy.”
Stoops started his coaching career as a defensive backs coach. Kentucky’s secondary was supposed to be the strength of this year’s defense. So far, that has not come close to happening.
“I am disappointed. That is that fine thing. I try to talk nice about them but then they listen to it. But if you don’t do the work, it isn’t worth anything,” Stoops said. “They are good kids and mean well, they just don’t understand yet. And they are sophomores and I will be in their meeting today. Their football IQ is going to go up.”