John Clay

January 3, 2014 6:21 PM

John Clay: Kentucky's Mark Stoops gaining momentum

His team won just two games, none in the conference, missed a post-season invitation for the program's third straight season, and yet what a big bowl weekend this could be for Mark Stoops. The momentum actually started to move Thursday night, when the Kentucky football coach was on the Oklahoma sideline in New Orleans cheering as brother Bob Stoops pulled his "Big Game Bob" reputation out of mothballs and the Sooners shocked Alabama 45-31.

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About John Clay

John Clay


A native of Central Kentucky and a 1981 graduate of the University of Kentucky, John Clay is an award-winning blogger who covered UK football for 13 seasons before being promoted to columnist in 2000.

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