A Florida newspaper is reporting that former UK assistant Jeremy Cox is interviewing at South Florida for an assistant’s position under Stan Heath. For those of you that dont remember Cox, he was Billy Clyde’s primary “X and O’s” guy and is widely considered to be a top assistant coach. If he were to get the job at South Florida, he would join another former UK assistant (Reggie Hanson) on the staff.
I was always a big fan of Jeremy Cox and think he is a tremendous coach. Some behind the scenes suggested that Cox’s gameplans were often ignored by Clyde and while I have no inside knowledge of that, I do know that every person I have spoken with around UK about Cox has had nothing but positive things to say about him. He was always extremely nice to me (with one now notorious exception) and I have always found him very likeable. His son was a big part of UK as a de facto manager and anyone around the kid could see what a huge fan he was of the team and his players. I hope Coach Cox gets the job and is able to have great success in the future.