It’s basketball season, but there’s big news coming out of the football office in Lexington. Mark Stoops has been on a hiring rampage and there are a number of new coaches added to the staff. Let’s see who it is and what they will be coaching:
Neal Brown- Offensive Coordinator (Unofficial). Former OC at Texas Tech
Erik Korem- “Sports Performance”. Former strength and conditioning coach at Florida State.
John Shclarman- Offensive Line. Former running game coordinator and offensive line coach at Troy.
Chad Scott- Running Backs. Former running backs coach at Texas Tech.
There are a lot of Texas Tech offensive guys and a lot of Florida State defensive guys. Tech ranked second in passing yards and 16th in points scored. Florida State ranked 7th in points against. What will happen when the high powered offense meets the staunch defense? I’m not sure but I can’t wait to find out.
In the “that came out of left field” file, Bobby Petrino will be named the head coach at Western Kentucky in the very near future. Petrino failed to land a job in the coveted SEC and there seemed to be little interest in the embattled coach elsewhere (fan interest not included). Petrino adds legitimacy to the Hill Toppers, who get an immediate upgrade after the departure of Willie Taggert.
Experts think that Bobby P. will hang around WKU for a couple of years, turn some heads, and then high tail it out of there whenever an SEC team feels that he served his punishment.
The Cats will face the Toppers in Nashville in the first game of the season. If things don’t go Kentucky’s way, you can bet your bottom dollar twitter will be filled with #HirePetrino tweets.
In the “Louisville media is clownish and uninformed” files, the Courier-Journals Rick Bozich (Kentucky troll extraordinaire) sent out this uninformed tweet:
WKU just installed as a 6-point favorite over Kentucky Aug 31. Petrino has never trailed against the Wildcats.
Bozich left out the part where Kentucky beat Petrino 21-20 in 2008 while he was coaching at Arkansas. And the sad thing is that Bozich never corrected is error.