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What does Mark Stoops think about new transfer rules?

Mark Stoops (Vicky Graff Photo)

MARK STOOPS: No. It has not been for us. Obviously there’s players who may reach out to us and look at the opportunities, but we haven’t — you know, we haven’t — we don’t dive into that recruiting as a full process at this point, no. I think it’s part of the day in age. You’re going to see it. You’re going to get some and lose some. And, you know what, ultimately whatever is best for the players, I’m all for.

We had a couple players decide to transfer this year. A big piece of it was get closer to home. I respect that, honored that, and wished them the best of luck. I think you’re going to win some and you’re going to lose some.

I don’t think any of us coaches are looking forward — we’re not looking forward to a form of free agency. I think all of us — I can’t speak for everybody. I don’t want to. I think the pulse of conversations is we’re not interested in going out and recruiting players from another team. Obviously it’s illegal, but you don’t want to turn it into another form of free agency. None of us want that. We are college coaches. We like developing these players and building your teams, and that’s the way I like to do it.

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