This week I’ll share a series of questions that vaughtsviews.com readers had for offensive coordinator Neal Brown that he recently took time to answer.
Question: Will your quarterback ever be under center?
Brown: “It depends on who it is. If Jalen (Whitlow) ends up being the quarterback, it really doesn’t benefit us to put him under center because then he is a non threat to run the ball. When he is in the (shot)gun, he is always a threat to run the ball. With Max (Smith), he does a really good job ballhandling with fakes and play-action passes. He does a really nice job with those. So if he is the quarterback, he will be under center. And if (Patrick) Towles is the quarterback, he will be under center a little bit but probably not as much as Max is, though.”
Question: Do you give up on players that verbally commit to another school at this point or do you develop a new strategy for bringing them to UK?
Brown: “It is always a fine line. I think if you have a direct connection, if you feel like the kid is not truly committed or if the kid reaches out to you, sure you are going to recruit them. If you feel like a kid comes from a background or his high school coach or family gives you information that the kid is final, then you might make a couple of last stabs but then you respect their decision.”