Mark Stoops' Kentucky Buyout Is $12 Million

By Ty Duffy

It’s year four of the Mark Stoops era at Kentucky. It’s not going the way folks in Lexington anticipated when he hit the ground crootin‘. The Wildcats opened the season by blowing a huge halftime lead to Southern Miss. In game two, the Florida Gators blew them out 45-7.

Stoops – who has had more contract extensions than bowl game appearances – has a $12 million buyout, after this season.

The current market would probably line Stoops up for a three-year, multi-million dollar coordinator gig. College Football coaching isn’t a bad racket, if you can get into it.