Most Recent Posts
- SEC commissioner Mike Slive expects vote on adding 9th SEC football game at spring meetings
- Vince Marrow to UK fans: Blue-White attendance has big impact on recruiting
- Guest post: Fan has his solution for one-and-done dilemma for NBA, NCAA and players
- Dakari Johnson’s mother appreciates opportunities her son had, looks forward to future at UK
- Kentucky center Dakari Johnson to return for sophomore season
- Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops not only watches Kentucky practice, but puts on UK pullover
- Receiver Jeff Badet has broken fibula, receiver A.J. Legree “gonna quit and go play somewhere else”
- Jojo Kemp: “I’m trying to make this like high school again”
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.”