Mark Stoops is grateful Kentucky’s knocked down almost every historic door

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“Kentucky has not beat ___ since _____.”

It was a common storyline at the beginning of Mark Stoops’ tenure at Kentucky. Now Kentucky has knocked down almost every metaphorical door that has held back the program for years.

The first door to knock down was an SEC victory on the road, achieved at South Carolina. Not long after he got Kentucky’s first win over Louisville of the decade, a road victory over a Top 25 team that had a Heisman Trophy winner art quarterback. Then the Wildcats snapped the losing streak to Florida, followed by a win in a New Year’s Bowl for the first time in 40 years or so. Today Kentucky snapped the final big streak with a win in Knoxville for the first time since 1984.

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