Mark Stoops brought a groundswell of new energy to Kentucky football. Off the field you can see it in recruiting results, the upgrades to the facilities and just in the general swagger of the program. On the field, Stoops plans to demonstrate results in terms of increased wins this season. People across the state are excited about the future of Big Blue on the gridiron.
In another example of the rise in popularity of the football program, on Tuesday Maker's Mark unveiled it's latest commemorative bourbon bottle featuring Stoops. 10,000 limited edition bottles will be sold at $52 per. Proceeds will benefit UK's Gill Heart Institute. Maker's Mark has partnered with Keeneland since 1997 for 18 commemorative bottles raising over $7 million for various Central Kentucky charities.
The 2009 bottle featured Rich Brooks and the 2010 bottle featured John Calipari.
We are operating under the assumption that Coach Stoops will be so generous to send at least a few bottles to the operators of his favorite website...thanks in advance Coach.