October 19th, 2018 | by CollegeAD

Fast starts, high rankings and big wins mean fun things for Kentucky football. They also mean that other schools might try to lure away Cats Coach Mark Stoops, but Mitch Barnhart doesn’t seem too worried about that right now. Barnhart said he hopes his strong relationship with Stoops will make this next few months go well even if other places come calling. “We were hoping that we’d have to have these conversations, we could build into those conversations. That makes those conversations a lot easier when you do that on the front end rather than trying to fix it on the back end.” Stoops signed a new deal with the university in March 2017 that kept him at Kentucky through at least 2022, but the seven wins a season ago extended the contract through at least 2023. – Jennifer Smith, Kentucky. Read More.

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