I don't live in Kentucky but work in the state quite often and travel all over. (I'm in Shepherdsville, KY right now as a matter of fact.) It's amazing the love for KY basketball up here. Honestly, I'm in awe of how much they love them some roundball. They are as bball crazy as we are about football.
I think the Stoops hire is a good move for KY and I don't know that they could have done a lot better. True, probably a stepping stone job for Stoops, but there's not a lot of pressure to win immediately and he has a very, very young team to work with. Something like 26 freshmen and sophmores on that team right now.
Happy for them.