Mark Story

August 26, 2013 9:36 PM

Mark Story: For Stoops, more at stake vs. WKU than 'normal' coaching debut

The need to maintain UK's impressive early recruiting momentum and the presence at Western Kentucky of Bobby Petrino -- who some Cats fans wanted in Lexington -- mean Mark Stoops has more riding on Saturday night's season opener than most Kentucky coaches have faced in their debuts.

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Mark Story

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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.

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