Stoops in Louisville for alumni luncheon, talks Gov. Cup rivalry

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by WHAS11

WHAS11.com

Posted on July 25, 2014 at 7:32 PM

 LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11)—After missing the Governor’s Cup kick-off luncheon earlier in the week, the Wildcat football coach made a trip to Louisville on Friday.

 
Mark Stoops came to Louisville and held the annual UK Alumni Luncheon at the Galt House Friday afternoon. Nearly 700 people were in attendance to see Stoops, Offensive Coordinator Neal Brown and Defensive Coordinator DJ Eliot discuss the upcoming college football season. 
 
Stoops talked about how his first year on the job was about changing the culture, which he feels like that’s what they’ve done. He said in year two the team needs more leadership, which is what they have going into their season opener. 
 
Stoops also delivered a message to the Big Blue Nation while at the event. 
 
"We're proud of the improvement that we're making, we're proud of this team,” Stoops said. “They are going to see some improvement, what that translates to wins and losses I don't know, but we're an improved football team and the program is headed in the right direction."
 
With the head coach missing the Governor’s Cup luncheon due to scheduling conflicts, the question of whether the annual rivalry will continue, especially if the SEC goes to a nine game schedule, has been brought up. WHAS11 Sports Director Kent Spencer asked the coach that if he expects the rivalry to continue. 
 
"Oh yeah, I do,” he said. “That's probably above my pay grade, but I do anticipate that."
 

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