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Bear Bryant’s UK win record within reach for Mark Stoops this season

Mark Stoops
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Kentucky head coach Mark Stoops is already arguably the best coach in Kentucky football history, given the success of the program and accomplishments in recent years.

Stoops is on his way to becoming the winningest coach in UK history and he’s doing so a year sooner than expected.

Entering the 2021 season, Stoops needed 11 victories to tie Paul “Bear” Bryant (60 wins) for the most in school history. Considering Kentucky has averaged 7.4 wins under Stoops the last five seasons, it was understandable to think that record would be achieved in 2022.

But after a 6-0 start to the season, Stoops needs just five wins to tie Bryant. Kentucky has at least seven games remaining this season counting a Bowl game.

Regardless of when it happens, this season or next, Stoops is on his way to solidifying himself as the best to ever walk the sidelines in Lexington.

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