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By LARRY VAUGHT
First of several segments coming in next two days with UK tight ends coach and recuriting guru Vince Marrow. Enjoy.
Question: What did you take out of the Louisville game?
Marrow: “It was a tough game. The defense played well the first half and we had our opportunities, but when you have a young team that is still learning the offense sometimes you have mistakes. The defense played well enough the first half to let us be in the game.”
Question: For product you are selling to recruits, did just making substantial overall improvement from game one to game three help?
Marrow: “We had a lot of recruits here for Louisville. They said the same thing. You can see the guys making plays. We have a lot of first-year players in this offense making plays. We are playing young guys and we are recruiting guys that can fit this offense. Half of them were here for Louisville and they can see it. It’s not hard to sell. They know what our direction is and what our plan is and the kids are buying into it.”
Question: Since you have been clear that you want to be known as a coach who can recruit and not just a recruiter, does it please you to see this overall team improving and does that show recruits this staff can make them better?
Marrow: “Yes. As a former pro athlete, seeing this staff and being around them, they are very good young coaches. These guys are very technique sound and you see from week one to week two to week three, this team is improving. I always try to put myself in position as a player, and I really like what I see. You saw our defense against Louisville. You had guys making plays and that’s all due to coaching.”