By LARRY VAUGHT
Chad Scott coached running backs at Troy under Neal Brown and has done the same for the last three years at Texas Tech. Now he’s all but a lock to join Brown, UK’s new offensive coordinator, at Kentucky.
Mike Graham (@MGraham17), staff writer for RedRaiderSports.com and the Dallas Morning News, has covered Texas Tech football and says there is no doubt Scott will be a huge asset for Kentucky.
“I haven’t met a person that doesn’t like Chad. Tech has four elite recruiters who are offensive coaches and Scott is one of them,” Graham said. “These guys were recruiting to Lubbock, Texas, and while this city isn’t a bad place it takes a lot of effort to get kids take that initial visit because of the stereotyping. Scott and Brown together are a one-two punch on the recruiting trail regardless of any other coaches. Scott helped land what Scout.com called the best running back class of 2011 and for a school like Tech where the best the running back was running a zone play is a huge accomplishment.
“Neal himself recruited Tech’s first Rivals100 recruit in tight end Jace Amaro. This tight end is built like Tony Gonzalez and probably has an NFL future to him.
“It helps the two coaches really like each other. I think they could be together for a long time as a head coach, offensive coordinator model after Kentucky.”