Mark Story

November 15, 2012

Mark Story: Is Bill Cowher the Bill Parcells of the current UK coaching search?

It's fine if Mitch Barnhart is swinging for the fences in the search to replace Joker Phillips. But the problem with running a Bill Cowher or a Bill Parcells (2003 UK search) up the flag pole is that it both sets up a realistic UK coaching hire as a let down for fans and makes it harder for the new coach to get off to a quick start in the realm of public relations.

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About Mark Story

Mark Story


I am a native Kentuckian, a graduate of North Hardin High School (Radcliff) and the University of Kentucky. I came to the Herald-Leader in the glamorous position of agate clerk on Aug. 27, 1990. Since that time, I’ve worked as small-college beat reporter, sports enterprise/investigative reporter and, since August, 2001, as a full-time sports columnist.