In his first few months on the job, new Kentucky coach Mark Stoops has re-energized the Wildcat fanbase and raised his program’s profile with recruits. That’s the positive. The negative is that UK still has a long way to go when it comes to roster-building.
“Obviously we need help at every position. We need to improve across the board. But what stands out to me right now is the skill positions, both on offense and on defense. We need to get a lot better in the secondary and we need to get better at wide receiver…
We really need a lot of help in every area. So I feel like we need help across the board, but we need to continue — it’s hard to say, because we need help everywhere, but we certainly need some help in the skill positions like I mentioned. I think really at defensive back and wide receiver, we really need to upgrade there.”
Ex-Wildcat coach Joker Phillips has to love reading quotes like that.
Only time will tell if Stoops can do a better job of stocking UK’s shelves with talent than this predecessor.