“I certainly understand Bob defending his conference. I just left the ACC and I think everybody’s gonna defend what they’re doing in their conference. That said, I don’t think any of us need to defend what’s going on here in the SEC.”
Asked specifically about the East Division, Stoops praised Florida and South Carolina before admitting that UK has to focus on improving itself.
On a sidenote, Stoops has a little waver in his voice today, but that’s not unusual for first-year coaches stepping to the mic during SEC Media Days. Not only is Stoops in his first year in the SEC, but he’s also a first-time head coach overall.