The information is just starting to trickle out and we’re a little short-staffed at the moment (rumor has it the guy with his pic at the top is short-staffed all the time), but here are a couple of Media Day happenings. We’ll update as the info comes out. For now, we’re going with Tweets:
– Rich Brooks says he probably won’t stick around long enough to become Kentucky’s longest-tenured coach, once a career goal.
– Asked why his goal has changed, Brooks said, “I’ve been going to too many memorial services.”
– This is Brooks’ seventh season. Needs to stay three more to be longest-tenured UK coach, but says “I don’t think that’s going to happen.”
– Brooks: Eligibility of signees Donte Rumph and Anthony Kendrick uncertain. Terrell Mitchell, Demetri Merritt and Justin Bean won’t be at UK
– Brooks told the local media that he is very encouraged by reports from summer weight room work.
– Rich Brooks said defensive end Collins Ukwu has squatted 570 pounds. Offensive linemen better beware
– Derrick Locke should be ready for camp; Ryan Mossakowski will be close but will need off days with his throwing shoulder
Also, former Louisville head man Bobby Petrino approved of Coach Brooks’ job. When asked about how he’d rate Rich’s performance in Lexington, here’s what he said:
I think you need to take your hat off to what Rich did there. When he first came in there, I was at Louisville, Kentucky was on probation. He didn’t have the full amount of scholarships that you needed. I think he’s done a great job with consistency, consistency in his recruiting, with his coaching staff. I think some of that you have to take your hat off to their administration. They did a great job understanding he had a very good plan, knew what he was doing, and they stuck behind him and gave him everything that he needed to do to turn the program around. He’s certainly done that.