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Mark Stoops (photo by Gary Moyers)

Mark Stoops (photo by Gary Moyers)

By LARRY VAUGHT

Ever wonder what new Kentucky football coach Mark Stoops might do when he gets a break from football. So did I, so I recently asked him. Here’s what he said.

“I like to play – I like to get out and play a little golf when I get time. Even though I say that, I’ve played about four times in the last four years. I’m trying to get out more now,” said Stoops. “Now that they’ve tied me into the office, I can’t spring recruit like I used to, now I’m trying to get out and trying to get the golf swing back a little bit. I may try to get out here later this afternoon and hook up with Tim Couch and play a round.

“I’m trying to get out and do that, but it’s so consuming between my family demands because of my young children. It’s really football and then the family. What I like to do now is when I get time to get home at a decent hour is go play some baseball and go play with my kids in the backyard. He’s playing Tee ball right now so I take him to Tee ball practice when I can, take him to Tee Ball games, and just spend some time with him in our backyard playing and spending time with the kids.”

6 Responses to What does UK football coach Mark Stoops like to do with the little free time that he has?

  • Larry Pup says:

    This was a great read Larry V. I like what Coach said about his family, and spending time with his boys. I believe UK has a good one in Mark Stoops. There are some things in life that must be attended to, and he is on the right track. What is his golf score?

  • Ira says:

    Glad he wants to spend it with his boys. Once their grown, their grown. You don’t get those years back.

  • Jim Harris says:

    Ira, you make a good point about “once they’re grown….” And then they are gone. But, as hard as it seems, I do believe some parents only see kids as a burden and are glad to be done with them ASAP—then honestly don’t seem to know why they turn out the was they do. Sad.

  • TrueBlueJohn says:

    I once heard someone ask the question “How do kids spell love?” The answer is T-I-M-E. If you spend time with your kids, they will almost always have those time in their memories. It is great that our coach has those kind of priorities.

  • steve from Dayton says:

    TrueBlueJohn is right. The children won’t remember the things and tows. They will remember being with you. Do it often.
    Nice article.

  • Love SEC F-Ball says:

    I agree with all responses. I am sure that Coach does not have a lot of free time but he has his priorities right!

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