Mark Stoops says he’s not dealing with rat poison of positive coverage: ‘It’s just so negative’

Alabama coach Nick Saban likened positive media coverage to “rat poison” after the Crimson Tide beat Texas A&M on Saturday. Using that as a reference, Kentucky’s Mark Stoops was asked on his call-in show Monday night how he deals with positive coverage.

“Obviously (Saban) has to fight that a lot more than I do,” Stoops said. “Quite honestly it’s very easy for me cause it’s negative. It’s ugly or whatever everybody says it is. You know what I mean?”

The Wildcats are off to a 5-1 start after beating Missouri 40-34 on Saturday and could be favored in three of their next four games . But the Kentucky coach is clearly frustrated with the perception that a few of UK’s wins have been “ugly” — most likely referring to a 6-point win against Missouri, a 4-point win against Eastern Michigan and close games against Southern Miss and Eastern Kentucky earlier in the season.

Stoops reminded listeners that Kentucky is 5-1.

“I’m just trying to work,” he told host Tom Leach. “Can I leave and go back to the office and just find a way to get better? Honestly, I don’t have to fight that. I don’t know. Everybody was … I don’t know. It seems like it’s so … I’m going on a tangent,” Stoops said, careful to choose his words. “But it’s just so negative I just wanna go back to work so I don’t have to read or hear about it.”

The Wildcats are off on Saturday for their bye week. Kentucky’s next game will come Oct. 21 at Mississippi State.

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