Vince Marrow decides to stay at Kentucky despite second offer from Michigan State

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LEXINGTON, Ky (WYMT)- Friday Update

Yahtzee! Big Blue Nation has avoided losing Vince Marrow twice now in less than three weeks.

After turning down a head coaching offer from Youngstown State, Michigan State offered Marrow their lead recruiter spot.

Friday MSU made a second offer to Marrow after Kentucky matched it.

Friday evening Vince Marrow made the announcement on Twitter.


Kentucky Football then had this to say afterward.


Details of the new deal are not yet known.

Thursday Update

On Thursday, Jones reported that Kentucky has matched Michigan State's offer to Marrow. Jones said that "Now it's just about what he wants to do."

Marrow would be a big loss for Kentucky's recruiting prowess.

Original Story

While the Michigan State Spartans didn't get Mark Stoops and hired Mel Tucker, MSU is still looking to steal a Wildcat coach.

Kentucky Sports Radio host Matt Jones reported Wednesday morning that Michigan State was looking at Vince Marrow to be their lead recruiter. Marrow and Tucker are close friends and have strong connections in Ohio.

Jones also said that Michigan State is prepared to offer Marrow close to one million dollars per year.

Kentucky signed a three-year deal with Marrow last year that will pay Big Dog $625,000 for 2020 and $650,000 for 2021. His buyout is $150,000 for each remaining year on his contract.

Jones also said that Mark Stoops is returning to Lexington a day early to convince Marrow to stay.


Reports say a decision is expected in the next 48 hours from when it was offered Wednesday morning.