On Tuesday afternoon, it was reported that Kentucky and Head Coach Mark Stoops have agreed to a contract extension through the 2027 football season.
The contract has added incentives, including extension for ever seven-win season the Wildcats accomplish. If the team wins 10 or more games, then two years would be added onto Stoops’ contract. The agreement includes the current football season in which Kentucky holds a 9-3 overall record.
While contract details are currently unknown regarding salary figures, Stoops was once tied to rumored suitors such as Oklahoma, LSU, and Notre Dame.
With the extension, Stoops will become Kentucky’s all-time winningest coach. He currently sits with 58 wins; just two behind legendary coach Bear Bryant, who compiled 60 wins. Stoops became the first coach in program history since Bryant in 1950 to start a season with a 6-0 record. The Wildcats have finished second in the SEC East Division on three occasions under Stoops.