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Kentucky TE coach gets $100,000 raise, new title

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Kentucky tight ends coach Vince Marrow has been given a $100,000 raise and the title of ‘recruiting coordinator’, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported over the weekend.

Marrow’s new contract runs through June of 2016 and will pay him an annual salary of $275,00.

Kentucky might find that total to be a bargain, given how Marrow’s prowess as a recruiter is apparently paying off of late. ┬áThe Wildcats’ current recruiting class under Mark Stoops is rated 13th nationally by Rivals.com, a remarkable performance for a program coming off a 2-10 season.

Marrow is particularly adept at recruiting in his native Ohio, from where 11 of Kentucky’s current commitments hail. Keeping Marrow happy by paying him more and giving him a new title ensures that pipeline will continue.

Photo courtesy ukathletics.com.

 

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6 Responses to “Kentucky TE coach gets $100,000 raise, new title”
  1. pdcooper08 says: Jan 27, 2014 7:07 PM

    Smart move. I seem to recall this guy pulled a big ones away last year as well. Good recruiter is priceless.

  2. sportsguy3434 says: Jan 27, 2014 9:38 PM

    They have 10 four star athletes on rivals? That seems a little fishy.

  3. sportsguy3434 says: Jan 27, 2014 9:51 PM

    For perspective, Alabama, TAMU, LSU, and Tennessee have more than 12 4/5 stars. Florida, Georgia, S. Carolina, Auburn have 12 or less 4/5 stars. Vandy, Arkansas, Miss State, Ole Miss have less than 10 4-star athletes. That seems weird.

  4. lbijake says: Jan 27, 2014 10:46 PM

    Maybe they got a loan from the basketball team.

  5. oruacat2 says: Jan 27, 2014 11:22 PM

    The defense that Mark Stoops built at FSU just won the national championship. That, and playing in the SEC, might look pretty good to a kid.

  6. stoicpaisano says: Jan 28, 2014 12:05 PM

    Marrow is definitely using his Ohio connections to his advantage, and pick up Tier B/C players that Michigan or Ohio State would’ve offered under previous regimes where they now go national. I believe Snodgrass was the only Ohioan with an OSU offer, and he’s a 3*. I think the Buckeyes are missing on Richardson and Horton just doesn’t fit in Meyer’s offense.

    I’m most impressed that Marrow took guys not just from Cinci/Dayton, but Cleveland, Youngstown and Columbus. These are the types that can help take UK to the next level — not the upperclass of the SEC, but a yearly Bowl contestant and every-so-often a thorn in the side of the Big Boys.

    Next year will be interesting as the Ohio c/o 2015 looks dreadful right now.

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