Kentucky’s defense is in good hands for the foreseeable future.
Sources have informed KSR that Brad White and the University of Kentucky have reached a new agreement for the defensive coordinator to remain in Lexington.
Details of White’s contract extension are not yet clear. His previous deal was set to expire after the 2020 season. White will receive a raise for his efforts. He made $625,000 in 2019 and was set to make $650,000 in 2020 under the previous contract.
Mark Stoops hired White to coach Kentucky’s outside linebackers after the Dean Hood prodigy spent six years with the Indianapolis Colts. In 2019 he was promoted to defensive coordinator. Despite losing Josh Allen and five starters in the secondary, Kentucky’s pass defense ranks fourth in FBS, allowing the fewest passing touchdowns in the nation.
A hot commodity in the coaching market, Mark Stoops is retaining one of his team’s most important pieces ahead of what could be an historic defensive season at UK in 2020.