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Twitter reactions to Kentucky's hiring of Stoops

Here's a sampling of some of the reaction on Twitter on Tuesday as Kentucky hired Florida State defensive coordinator Mark Stoops to be its new head football coach:

John Calipari (@UKCoach Calipari): I want to congratulate and welcome Mark Stoops to the UK family. The #BBN is excited to have him. I'm a big fan of the Stoops family. I spent some time at Oklahoma w/ his brother Bob & met Mike when I was at Memphis & we played at Arizona. ... Mark and I have spoken by phone a few times. He knows the full force of the basketball program will be behind him."

Tim Couch (@timcouchtv): Wanna welcome Mark Stoops to #bbn!! I think he is a great hire, let's all support him and his vision for our program! Go Big Blue!

Jacob Tamme (@JacobTamme): Here we go, Mark Stoops. Welcome to #BBN

Jared Lorenzen (@Jared Lorenzen22): So excited to see Mark Stoops as the new HC. New era in #BBN. Best of luck to him. I can't wait to see how excited the team is!!!

Shane Boyd (@ShaneBoyd7): Welcoming & supporting Kentucky football's new head coach Mark Stoops. I pray this is the right decision. Moving forward #WeAreUK #BBN

Will Graves, Associated Press sportswriter (@WillGravesAP): #UK hires FSU D-coordinator Mark Stoops. His D just gave up 37 points to Florida, so he should fit right in. (Kidding). Good luck. Tough job

FSU Football (@FSU_Football): Got a great guy!

Patrick Graffree, UK defensive lineman (@Pat Graffree52): It's official! Mark Stoops is my new coach, ready to go to work. #BBN get behind this football team, we love y'all. #BleedBlue4Life

Alvin "Bud" Dupree, UK linebacker (@Bud_Dupree2): #BBN despite all adversity we will rise !! (@RivalsDallas): From a recruiting perspective, #Stoops is a great hire for #UK and #BBN