Stoops likes swag of Lamar Thomas

LEXINGTON, Ky (WKYT) - UK coach Mark Stoops likes the swag of his new receivers coach Lamar Thomas.

Thomas doesn't hesitate to go back and forth with opposing fans on twitter. Speaking on Kentucky Sports Radio Monday morning, Stoops said he's aware of the swagger Thomas has.

"When I hire guys I know who they are." said Stoops. "I have a pretty good indication who they are and let them be themselves. Obviously that's part of Lamar. Part of the success hes had is bringing that out of the players and having that confidence and that swagger and that attitude, but you also have to have substance behind what you do."

Stoops said he's confident Thomas has the substance and that's what's most important.

"That's what's going to help our team improve," said Stoops. "That's what going to make our wide receivers play at a better level is his substance and his teaching."

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