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Getting to Know You: Peveto and Hinshaw



Bradley Dale Peveto, age 49, born in Beaumont, Texas. Peveto attended Southern Methodist University, where he played defensive back from 1982-1986 and immediately thereafter began his coaching career as an assistant at Trinity Valley Community College. Peveto was also an assistant coach at Stephen F. Austin, Southern Miss, Arkansas, Northwestern State, Houston, Middle Tennessee, and LSU, where he coached special teams and linebackers from 2005-2007 (including the 2007 national championship team).


In 2008, Peveto was promoted to LSU’s co-defensive coordinator, a position he held for one year before moving on to become Northwestern State’s head coach. Unfortunately, success at Northwestern State was harder to come by than at LSU, and Peveto’s 14-30 record as head coach was especially marred by a 0-11 mark in his first year as Northwestern State’s head coach.


Kentucky connection? Stoops and Peveto served as co-defensive coordinators under Dana Dimel at Houston. Peveto would be working as safeties coach for Stoops and staff.


It’s a great hire because as Rashawn said last night, it’s always a plus to get a staff member with former head coaching experience. Peveto also has the added bonus of coaching a national championship team, so he knows what it takes to run a serious football program in the SEC. Peveto was especially skilled at developing linebackers who were instrumental in LSU’s defensive success during his time there, an added bonus for Kentucky’s young returning linebackers.



Darin Hinshaw, age 38, born in Punta Gorda, Florida. The former University of Central Florida quarterback played briefly in the NFL, before becoming a graduate assistant for his alma mater and eventually advancing to quarterback coach in 2000. From UCF, Hinshaw moved on to Middle Tennessee (running backs coach turned co-offensive coordinator), then to Georgia Southern as their offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. He stayed at Georgia Southern for one season before heading to Memphis as wide receivers coach.


At Tennessee, Hinshaw gets the credit for Vols quarterback Tyler Bray’s freshman season, in which he led the Vols to finish the season 4-0 and earn bowl eligibility while throwing for 1,234 yards and 12 touchdowns. Kentucky fans also have Hinshaw to blame for Cordarrelle Patterson, the wide receiver standout from a juco in Kansas (Patterson had one touchdown and four catches for 88 yards against Kentucky, bringing his total yardage on the season to 1,858 yards, the most in the SEC).


Kentucky connection? Currently unclear. Hinshaw would be Kentucky’s wide receivers coach, his same position while at UT.


It’s a great hire because… RECRUITING. Hinshaw has been described as “a relentless recruiter” by UT’s safeties coach and recruiting coordinator, Terry Joseph, and was named one of’s top ten recruiters in the SEC. He has ties to Kansas and junior colleges, both areas that Kentucky has tended to push aside when it comes to recruiting, as well as Florida and Memphis. Hinshaw has already landed verbal commitments from three four-star recruits this season, and did I mention he recruited Cordarrelle Patterson? Because I want one of him. Like, now. Also, with Kentucky’s young wide receivers, Hinshaw really has a chance to develop some raw talent into SEC-caliber players.


Reunited and it feels so good: Peveto and Hinshaw worked together at Middle Tennesse; Peveto was defensive coordinator while Hinshaw was co-offensive coordinator.


Welcome to Kentucky, fellas. Can we get an offensive coordinator now?





Article written by Kristen Geil

25 Comments for Getting to Know You: Peveto and Hinshaw

  1. You've got to be kidding
    12:13 pm December 9, 2012 Permalink

    He was born in Fat A$$, Florida? Lmao

  2. Wes
    12:25 pm December 9, 2012 Permalink

    Stoops connection = both gingers

  3. BB
    12:29 pm December 9, 2012 Permalink

    According to Rivals, Hinshaw was the recruiting contact for 14 UT recruits over the last three years, 6 of which were Rivals 4 star players. While at LSU, Peveto was the contact for 9 recruits, 2 of which were rated 4 star. If this new staff that Stoops is bringing in can do half of what they did in getting guys to UT, LSU, and FSU, then that’s a big step up for us.

  4. Fecesforbrains
    12:54 pm December 9, 2012 Permalink

    Wow!! times they are a changing !! Can hardly wait to see what impact this bunch has as quickly as February !! Then spring game them September!! Never bad the level of excitement been what it is now.. Just wonder when coach is gonna bring all the kids together in a dorm where they live eat and study as a team?? In my humble opinion I think that will be a necessity to A) bond as a group, soldiers going to war don’t live all over town in apartments running the roads till all hours .. B) monitor nutrition and workout habits as well as minimize alcohol and weed intake C) one look at tweets from these kids at 9amand the tweet is 4 hours old tells me a lot of A &. B need to be in effect…

    At any rate I am super excited at the coaching talent the potential for recruiting … Not to mention seeing our young kids play after being thru an off season of real strength and conditioning as well as tutoring on football… Surely should lead to exciting Saturdays in Lexington !!

  5. mores
    1:32 pm December 9, 2012 Permalink

    Outstanding hires. I’ve never understood the Barnhart-hating section of our fanbase, but the hiring of Stoops, the new financial investment and the building of an impressive staff ought to put that to bed. If you still object to Barnhart, look at the scraps the other major programs got and ask yourself how much better we really could’ve done with our history and low revenue.

  6. Cautious optimism
    1:32 pm December 9, 2012 Permalink

    We will see…bringing recruits to UK is a whole different sell than LSU, FSU, and Tennessee.

  7. Another Middlet Tennessee looks like to me . .
    1:37 pm December 9, 2012 Permalink

    Hmmmm.. Looks like UK is becoming another Middle Tennessee to me . . . But hey, THAT’S AN IMPROVEMENT OVER WHERE WE’VE BEEN!!! just sayin . .

  8. EverybodyIsaGreatHire
    1:40 pm December 9, 2012 Permalink

    It’s so funny how when the coaching search started the president of this site threw out certain names none of which where hired. Now all of a sudden a coach that no one had never mentioned he all of a sudden is the 2nd coming of Lomabardi.If this was the next great coach, why hadn’t any other program snatched him up for crying out loud he asked “RUMOR” to be the coach at Uk. Now all of the assistant coaches he is hiring people are on here saying what a great hire you folks know no more about these hires than myself so stop it with all that great hire crap.he could a hire a coach from a high school and people on here will say great hire.

  9. WhyAm-I-Jobless
    1:48 pm December 9, 2012 Permalink

    Things that make you say hmm! It’s a great hire because… RECRUITING. Hinshaw has been described as “a relentless recruiter” .
    Dooley will beg to differ!

  10. It just seems to me #8...
    1:58 pm December 9, 2012 Permalink

    that after the pie in the sky predictions made by many of the writers on this site before the abortion of a football season this year they would slow the roll just a little bit on all of the news coming out of the football program right now…but they are making the same mistake. In my opinion KSR contributed to the disaster last season by over hyping the players, coaches, and W-L prediction despite the clear evidence to the contrary. The next measuring stick is recruiting rankings in February. As a general rule concerning football matters, writers on this site need to compare their analysis to more seasoned football editorialists in the South. If they are saying X and you come around to a completely different conclusion in Y you might think twice about your piece.

  11. AffirmativeAction
    2:05 pm December 9, 2012 Permalink

    Why dosen’t stoops hire a black coach?

  12. Blueblooded
    2:26 pm December 9, 2012 Permalink

    I don’t claim to know the availability of coaches or Stoops intentions, but that is silly #11. I don’t care if we have an all black staff, all white staff, or something in between, I just want the best staff possible. These bios look pretty good so far & outside of maybe Neal Brown, you could have put anyone’s pic next to those bios & I wouldn’t have recognized them anyway & still been happy. Get the best coach available REGARDLESS of color.

  13. Slappy
    2:34 pm December 9, 2012 Permalink

    FINALLY, a coach with ties to Kansas!!

  14. HeyUGuys4GetAboutMe
    2:44 pm December 9, 2012 Permalink

    “Nuclear Minter” name given by Matt JOnes who hyped this guy on ksr religously when he was hired former head coach for years. Here’s a sample about Pevoto. It’s a great hire because… as Rashawn said last night, it’s always a plus to get a staff member with former head coaching experience.

  15. blue happy pappy
    2:51 pm December 9, 2012 Permalink

    Why does’nt Stoops hire a chinese coach?

  16. Donald Eldridge
    2:53 pm December 9, 2012 Permalink

    Just hire good coaches I don’t care what race they are. Some people bring up race about everything.

  17. blue and WHITE
    3:41 pm December 9, 2012 Permalink

    11. stfu

  18. kydenman
    4:09 pm December 9, 2012 Permalink

    I dont mean this as a racial statement,but there hasnt been one african-american hired as an assistant yet.

  19. kydenman
    4:38 pm December 9, 2012 Permalink

    how can a white staff go south and recruit?

  20. Tej
    4:42 pm December 9, 2012 Permalink

    There are still coaching slots to be filled. I am sure Coach Stoops is looking for the best coaches and there are a lot of really good African American coaches out there to choose from.
    It is surprising that Butch Jones would not retain some of the UT offensive coaches like Hinshaw since the offense was not their problem. UT’s passing game was very good the past couple years. I am glad he didn’t keep Hinshaw because he looks to be a good fit for us.

  21. HeyMatt
    4:46 pm December 9, 2012 Permalink

    Why hasn’t stoops hired a female coach? He must be sexist.

  22. kydenman
    4:51 pm December 9, 2012 Permalink

    @#21 hehehe!!!!

  23. hoskke
    5:03 pm December 9, 2012 Permalink

    0, the percentage of females we will be recruiting. 80, the percentage of black football players we will be recruiting.

  24. DropTheRaceTalk
    5:35 pm December 9, 2012 Permalink

    0 – the chance we have at winning if our main focus is hiring a black coach vs hiring a qualified coach. May the best coaches and recruiters be hired.

  25. Islandgirl13
    8:21 pm December 9, 2012 Permalink

    This whole race thing is a joke. Quit bitching and let the man do his job. How many people focused on race of coaching staff actually know anything about the process. I live in the SOUTH and down here they just want to win. I’ve dealt far w/ less race issues down here than I ever did in living in Louisville. It almost seems like some people have to be negative about something no matter what. We have a great coach and he will put together one hell of a staff. Support our coach and support our team. WE ARE UK