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Hal Mumme praises Shannon Dawson, even Mark Stoops “happy” for him

Shannon Dawson (Vicky Graff Photo)

Shannon Dawson (Vicky Graff Photo)

By LARRY VAUGHT

It was a night for Shannon Dawson to savor, and former Kentucky coach Hal Mumme knew it.

Dawson was offensive coordinator at UK last year before being fired by coach Mark Stoops. Now he’s at Southern Mississippi and his team scored 34 straight points to come from 25 points behind and beat UK 44-35 in what was devastating loss for Stoops and UK.

Dawson started his coaching career under Mumme.

Mark Stoops, Shannon Dawson saying right things

Shannon Dawson, left, and Mark Stoops (Vicky Graff Photo)

Shannon Dawson, left, and Mark Stoops (Vicky Graff Photo)

By LARRY VAUGHT

Coaches know how to say all the right things going into any game. No wonder Kentucky coach Mark Stoops and Southern Mississippi offensive coordinator Shannon Dawson are sharing the love this week going into Saturday’s game.

Well, maybe not exactly sharing the love, but they certainly are not saying anything bad about each other even though Stoops fired Dawson after just one season at UK when the Cats finished 5-7 last year. UK ranked 95th nationally in scoring offense (24.7 points per game) and 89th in total yards per game (372) in 2015.