Mark Story

October 28, 2013

Mark Story: So far, Stoops walking the line of being honest without throwing players under the bus

For an SEC head football coach, there is a fine line between providing credible analysis of how your team and its players are performing or going to far with criticism of college-aged players. So far in his first head coaching job, Mark Stoops has handled that challenge deftly.

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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.