Let me say first of all that I’m not big on the old anonymous coaches’ poll sort of thing, but Athlon polled SEC football coaches for their views on other conference foes and since no one was named biggest cheater or dirtbag or anything like that, there are some interesting Kentucky observations.
“I’m sure (Mark) Stoops will come in and attract some talent. The fact of where Lexington is and his ties to Ohio, you will see an outside-the-box thinking as far as recruiting. They will get some players from Ohio. He already has done a good job in that state.”
“Towles is a talented kid. He was pretty highly recruited. He did a great job in his first game against Mississippi State, driving them down the field, but then got hurt. He’s a hometown kid and a fan favorite. I think he can be a pretty good player. My gut is that he is the guy who gets the job, but don’t forget about Max Smith. He was playing well before getting hurt last year.” …
Here’s a third:
“(Offensive coordinator) Neal Brown is very confident. He has a little bit of a swagger to him. He did a good job at Troy and Texas Tech.”
There’s more from where that came from, plus some knocks on Bobby Petrino’s recruiting at Arkansas.
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