Tag: Rich Brooks

UK Athletics Hall of Fame to Induct Six New Members

1LEXINGTON, Ky. – The University of Kentucky Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2016, featuring Rich Brooks (football), Chuck Hayes (men’s basketball), James Johnson (wrestling), Molly Johnson-Belcher (softball), Bernadette Madigan-Dugan (cross country/track and field) and Wesley Woodyard (football), will be inducted during Hall of Fame Weekend, Sept. 23-24, in conjunction with the football home game vs. South Carolina.

Rich Brooks, Football, 2003-09

Rich Brooks, Chuck Hayes, Wesley Woodyard among UK Athletics Hall of Fame inductees

-1LEXINGTON, Ky. – The University of Kentucky Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2016 has been announced, with Rich Brooks (football), Chuck Hayes (men’s basketball), James Johnson (wrestling), Molly Johnson-Belcher (softball), Bernadette Madigan-Dugan (cross country/track and field) and Wesley Woodyard (football) set to be inducted during Hall of Fame Weekend, Sept. 23-24, in conjunction with the football home game vs. South Carolina.

Rich Brooks, Football, 2003-09

Stoops has to hope his Cats can toughen up like Brooks’ 2006 team did

Rich Brooks, right, with Frankfort Country Club pro Bruce Brown at Governor's Cup. (Larry Vaught/Verizon Photo)

Rich Brooks, right, with Frankfort Country Club pro Bruce Brown at Governor’s Cup. (Larry Vaught/Verizon Photo)

By LARRY VAUGHT

During his appearance at the recent Governor’s Cup to promote the Kentucky-Louisville football game, former Kentucky coach Rich Brooks said having “great people in the locker room” was the reason his team rallied during the 2006 season to likely save his job and change the fortunes of UK football.

Stoops on Brooks: “We love having him in Kentucky”

Mark Stoops, Rich Brooks, Jim Kovach and Jeremy Jarmon. (Larry Vaught/Verizon Photo)

Mark Stoops, Rich Brooks, Jim Kovach and Jeremy Jarmon. (Larry Vaught/Verizon Photo)

By LARRY VAUGHT

FRANKFORT — It’s always good to see former Kentucky football coach Rich Brooks and he was a popular man at today’s Governor’s Cup in Frankfort.

So I decided to ask current UK coach Mark Stoops, who could be on the hot seat in his fourth season at UK just like Brooks was, what was the best advice he had received from the former coach.

“There’s a lot of good advice I’ve gotten from coach Brooks. We’ve been known to have a few bourbons together, and it gets real deep at that point,” Stoops said.