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By LARRY VAUGHT
What kind of background does defensive line coach Jimmy Brumbaugh have with Kentucky head coach Mark Stoops?
“He knows the guy (Pete Jenkins) who coached me in college. (Head coach) Jimbo Fisher at Florida State was on the staff at Auburn when I played there and was with me at LSU. He brought in coach Jenkins to help and had a lot of success for three years there. That is the way I got to meet those guys. Coach Stoops was looking for the same kind of teacher when he gave me this opportunity,” Brumbaugh said.
“I only heard good things about him. He wants good guys to work for him. Everybody sang his praises of how good a person he is and that he allows you to be a teacher. He is an old school coach with new school ideas that allows me to be a teacher.”
Brumbaugh has no doubts that he can make UK’s players better.
“I really believe we can make guys better. I was a two-star guy out of high school in Florida. I ended up being a three-time all-SEC lineman. I learned fundamentally what to do,” Brumbaugh said. “You can take average guys and make them better players. If you that philosophy, you will be successful. That’s the approach I take. Give me a guy that can run and is flexible and wants to be good and I will make him a player.”