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Former Oklahoma Coach Mike Stoops Reportedly Lands New Job

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NORMAN, OK - OCTOBER 28: Defensive Coordinator Mike Stoops of the Oklahoma Sooners watches warm ups before the game against the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on October 28, 2017 in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma defeated Texas Tech 49-27. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)

Mike Stoops made a name for himself as a member of his older brother Bob's coaching staff at Oklahoma. Now, he's reportedly close to working under his younger brother Mark at Kentucky.

According to a new report from FootballScoop, Mike Stoops is close to joining his brother's staff in Lexington. He spent the 2019 season as an analyst at Alabama.

From 2012-18, Mike was the defensive coordinator at Oklahoma, first under his brother and then under Lincoln Riley. He was let go following a loss to Texas in October 2018. Stoops was also the co-defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach for the Sooners from 1999-2003.

During that time, he helped OU win the national championship in 2000. From 2004-11, Stoops compiled a 41-50 overall record as the head coach of Arizona, including three straight bowl appearances from 2008-10.

At Kentucky, Stoops will apparently handle coaching defensive backs, per FootballScoop.

A defensive backs coach by trade, we’re told Stoops will likely share the secondary with Steve Clinkscale, who is expected to add a passing game coordinator title...Stoops coached defensive backs during both his runs at Oklahoma and at Kansas State before that.

A strong safety in his playing days at Iowa in the 1980s, Mike Stoops also coached at his alma mater from 1986-91 and at Kansas State from 1992-98.

Under Mark Stoops, Kentucky went 8-5 with a Belk Bowl win in 2019. In 2018, the Wildcats went 10-3 and won the Citrus Bowl.