Kentucky starts fall camp on Monday. New offensive coordinator Neal Brown is ready to install the return of the Air Raid. That means passing. Lots and lots of passing.
In Brown’s three seasons as the offensive coordinator at Texas Tech, the Red Raiders ran the football about 40 percent of the time. Tech’s run-to-pass ratio was 41-59 in 2010, then 39-61 in 2011 and 40-60 last year.
That’s a little more than Hal Mumme ran the football when he ran the original Air Raid at UK from 1997-2000. Guy Morris, offensive coordinator Brent Pease and quarterback Jared Lorenzen kept close to that ratio in 2001, but Artose Pinner’s emergence in 2002 tilted the ratio more toward the run in 2002. It’s remained that way since.