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Brown calls reports of him to UK “premature”

Neal Brown appeared on Lubbock sports station Double T 104.3 this afternoon to address the rumors that he’s headed to Kentucky. When asked about the reports, Brown gave the classic non-answer, telling the hosts of “Tech Talk” that he was on the road recruiting for the Red Raiders and that his name being out there is a compliment to both him and the Texas Tech program.

When pressed about his ties to Kentucky, Brown admitted there was a link because that’s where he’s from and where he played, but called reports of him heading to the Bluegrass “premature.”

“Premature” sounds like the ink isn’t quite dry yet.

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37 Comments for Brown calls reports of him to UK “premature”



  1. lawnorder
    1:52 pm December 4, 2012 Permalink

    No answers yet, gotta be Tubby’s fault, damn Tubby!



  2. me
    1:56 pm December 4, 2012 Permalink

    I’ll repeat a comment I made earlier. A buddy of mine here in Texas, who went to Tech, had this to say about him when I asked….

    “He is freaking horrible. I hope you like the Wildcat offense, running the ball on 3rd and 12 when you’re losing in the 4th quarter, throwing fade routes from the 1 yard line, and running wide receiver screens for an average of -4 yards per play. Look at it this way, against Big 12 teams he can’t move the ball with his play-calling, so against the SEC what will happen? Please, please, please take him!!! He is another Lane Kiffin, has never done shit but somehow will keep getting job offers.”

    Sounds to me like the bullsh*t offense we just got rid of.



  3. wilDCat
    1:59 pm December 4, 2012 Permalink

    To #2 – If he’s that bad and does a lot of stupid things and can’t move against Big 12 teams, how did they have one of the top offenses in the entire country?



  4. Conway Twitty
    2:00 pm December 4, 2012 Permalink

    2- We get your agenda. Who would you hire instead of Brown?

    Texas Tech is a top notch offense who only lost to teams they should have lost to. They are Texas Tech and not an elite program. There is a talent gap between them and Oklahoma, Texas, Oklahoma State, etc. The offense is made to limit talent deficiencies, something UK needs when on the same field as SEC competition.



  5. Joe
    2:00 pm December 4, 2012 Permalink

    2. EXCEPT, that Texas Tech puts up national numbers on Offense…but of course, he sucks, he has to right? I mean Mitch hired him…

    If you listened to folks like Old School, you’ll discover that we’d be better off with Tubby than Calipari, too.

    Just because someone says it, doesn’t mean it’s true.



  6. Mad Monk
    2:00 pm December 4, 2012 Permalink

    2) I have plenty of friends that are LSU alumns and they hate Les Miles. I’d take Les in a heartbeat. Not comparing the two, but fans can and are biased and usually uninformed.



  7. Nomnomnom
    2:02 pm December 4, 2012 Permalink

    I’ll take a their terrible play caller off of their hands any day. I’d love 33+ points per game!



  8. Joe
    2:03 pm December 4, 2012 Permalink

    So Brown is worried about…Premature Speculation, is he?



  9. irony
    2:03 pm December 4, 2012 Permalink

    He looks like the twin brother from Euro Trip.



  10. ihatetenn
    2:05 pm December 4, 2012 Permalink

    @ #2 So UK averaged right at 18 points a game and Texas Tech is right at 38 a game and if our D gets better it sounds like i would take the 38 points a game then the 18 that we seen this year. really don’t sound like the same offense does it? i could be wrong



  11. SexnNursinHomes
    2:06 pm December 4, 2012 Permalink

    Lotta points on the board means a lotta UK defense on the field. Confident that Stoops will handle the D side, because the way Brown scores, our D won’t get much of a rest break.



  12. the ghost of Bill Hicks
    2:06 pm December 4, 2012 Permalink

    A look at Texas Tech’s production vs UK’s…they outgained UK by over 2200 yards:
    http://www.cfbstats.com/2012/team/700/total/offense/gamelog.html
    http://www.cfbstats.com/2012/team/334/total/offense/gamelog.html



  13. WestWorld
    2:07 pm December 4, 2012 Permalink

    I respectfully disagree with #2. Tech’s offense is ranked within the top 20. 3 pts per game from being in the top 10.

    Team rec Offense
    1. Oregon 11-1 53.50
    2. Baylor 7-5 48.94
    3. Texas A&M 10-2 48.60
    4. Louisiana Tech 9-3 48.31
    5. Oklahoma St 7-5 45.21
    6. West Virginia 7-5 44.97
    7. Kansas St 11-1 43.73
    8. Clemson 10-2 43.71
    9. Oklahoma 10-2 43.21
    10. Alabama 12-1 41.25
    11. Georgia 11-2 40.86
    12. Arizona 7-5 40.22
    13. Texas 8-4 39.98
    14. Tennessee 5-7 38.70
    15. Southern Cal 7-5 38.22
    16. Texas Tech 7-5 38.22
    17. Fresno St 9-3 38.12



  14. putinrichie
    2:09 pm December 4, 2012 Permalink

    2 – The stats don’t lie. Texas Tech has the #2 passing offense in the nation and the #11 scoring offense. He is also doing this without 5 star studs at every position. Fans complain about play calls no matter who the OC is….that is what fans do. Also, if he puts up those kind of numbers at UK and makes a few bone-headed calls I’ll deal with that. Even the best offensive coordinator’s in the country don’t call the right play every single time.



  15. sonny lesbos
    2:11 pm December 4, 2012 Permalink

    2-sigh….
    some stats on neal browns offense at texas tech:
    – 16th PPG (37.8); 12th YPG (501.4); 2nd PassYPG (361.9) this year
    – 30.6 PPG in big12 play (not including OT points) this year
    – 29.1 PPG in big12 play in ’11

    once again, we may not get to SEC title game with neal brown’s offense, but with a top 50ish defense (TT was 93rd this year) we can make bowl games & upset teams



  16. Matt'sB
    2:15 pm December 4, 2012 Permalink

    11- you’re are right the D will be out there a lot, when we score quickly. That sure beats our D being on the field for long periods, because of constant 3 and outs!



  17. schwing
    2:17 pm December 4, 2012 Permalink

    premature ejaculation means that you did do it, just earlier than you wanted to, right?



  18. Beatle Bum
    2:18 pm December 4, 2012 Permalink

    “Premature,” as in UK cannot announce my hire until tomorrow. “Premature,” as in I do not want to do anything to screw up this opportunity. “Premature,” as in it will be “mature” soon enough. Gonna happen!



  19. Beatle Bum
    2:19 pm December 4, 2012 Permalink

    17. Earlier than she wanted you to.



  20. CTheTerminatorK
    2:19 pm December 4, 2012 Permalink

    Again Guys what do you expect he runs an air raid offense which extremely pass heavy if you don’t complete passes you go nowhere but what type of talent does he have? in the SEC that will be a different story the Wr’s are bigger, faster and more agile , and the QB’s are more Aware UK wr’s are actually better then most of T Tech’s Wr’s UK’s are Just to young and inexperienced that will change he ill be able to Recruit anyone he wants in a SEC system and with the current players already on the team his system will be a lethal combo with STOOPS’s and Elliot’s 4-3 multiple stack Defense.



  21. Awesome
    2:21 pm December 4, 2012 Permalink

    #2 Do you think we should just keep Sanders and the bubble screens then? Geez… your buddy in Texas is just got a case of sour grapes. Brown is going to do great at UK.



  22. UK Fan
    2:31 pm December 4, 2012 Permalink

    #1–amazing how your good your nature is….considering what it has done to you.

  23. I understand not wanting to answer the questions about leaving, but then why agree to an interview just to give a non-answer?



  24. SexnNursinHomes
    2:36 pm December 4, 2012 Permalink

    16- that’s why we better jump up 56-0 in the 1st quarter



  25. rainman
    2:43 pm December 4, 2012 Permalink

    I’m pretty sure they have a pill for that!



  26. HugIt
    2:56 pm December 4, 2012 Permalink

    #2 doesn’t even know anybody from TT. Bogus, he’s just bitter over Petrino, or not even a UK fan at all. Brown would be awesome here!



  27. cats
    3:00 pm December 4, 2012 Permalink

    Wow he looks like Ethan from Lost.



  28. Honky Kong
    3:00 pm December 4, 2012 Permalink

    UK AIR RAID 2013 !!!



  29. Rick Pitino
    3:06 pm December 4, 2012 Permalink

    I know what its like to have things come prematurely. It can be very difficult to keep it from leaking out sometimes.



  30. Lil' Ricky P
    3:07 pm December 4, 2012 Permalink

    Premature, that’s my move



  31. G-Unit
    3:07 pm December 4, 2012 Permalink

    27- GOOD CALL!



  32. the list
    3:28 pm December 4, 2012 Permalink

    #13 couple of things I notice from your list of top 20 offenses. First, look at the Big 12 teams on that list. So do all these teams have great offenses, or does Big 12 just have crappy defensive teams. Second, aside from K State and Oklahoma, those Big 12 teams that are top 20 in offense have 7-5 records. Look at WVU .. so they were #6 in offense? Their defense was absolutely horrible. Now a look at top defenses… in 2012, you see Bama, LSU, So. Carolina, Vandy, GA, on the list BEFORE you see the first Big 12 team!!! Read that again. Kansas St. has the highest ranked D in the Big 12, and they are # bazillion on the list.

    http://www.sportsbookgurus.com/sports/ncaa/football/defensive-statistics.html



  33. me
    3:40 pm December 4, 2012 Permalink

    Wow, I got butt raped on here. Y’all are right, numbers dont lie. I was just posting an observation from a Tech fan that was backed up by another Tech fan on here a few post back. For the good of our program, I hope he is great.



  34. drew
    4:02 pm December 4, 2012 Permalink

    33 how’s your butt feel?? #nolube!!



  35. the list
    4:07 pm December 4, 2012 Permalink

    baloney. Numbers can be put forth to prove or disprove anything. See the link I posted on #32. Is it coincidence that Big 12 has lots of teams in the top 20 offensively, but hardly any teams that are top defensive teams? Uh, no. Offensive #’s inflated in the Big 12. Those numbers would not have happened vs. the SEC (kinda like UofL wins if they were in SEC).



  36. TexasCatFan54
    4:09 pm December 4, 2012 Permalink

    Me, I’ll back you up on here too. I go to Tech. I’ve watched every game this year, either in person or on TV. I can tell you that aside from our defense, nothing has been more frustrating as a Tech fan than the play calling of Neal Brown.

    Now, I’ve also watched every Kentucky game since 2007 and can tell you that Brown’s offense will definitely be an upgrade over Joker.

    That being said, if you think his offense will get rid of the wildcat formation and bubble screens, you’ll be sorely disappointed. For example, in the TCU game this year, we were down in the 4th, run 3 plays out of the wildcat, resulting in a 4th and long, only to be bailed out by our quarterback and broken coverage. At times like this one, I felt like we were winning games despite Neal Brown, not because of him.

    So, yes, Brown will be an upgrade at OC and as a Kentucky fan I hope he does very well, but as a Tech student/fan, I won’t be too upset to see him leave.



  37. ikeeveready
    4:25 pm December 4, 2012 Permalink

    It not about the X’s and the O’s, it’s about the Jimmy’s and the Joe’s.

    Depends on your QB whether you throw more down field or underneath. Tim Couch knows the offense better than anyone and said Towles should flourish. The bigger the arm the better the opportunity to throw downfield. Tech doesn’t have that now. They didn’t have it with Harrell either.