Rich Brooks seems to talk to Oregon newspapers more than Larry Vaught talks to Perry Ellis. The latest interview is this one on a variety of topics, including the future of UK football. In it, he praises the advances made by Oregon in terms of facilities and commitment, and questions the similar commitment of Kentucky. He says that in order for UK to sustain the efforts his staff made and go to the next level, they need to “move into the 21st Century” and showcase a real commitment to football. This likely means upgrades in practice facilities and potentially stadium work, but also an increase in coaches’ salaries, etc.
Brooks’ comment is one that has been repeated by coaches at UK for generations. But Rich Brooks actually won. Does that mean that more commitment will be shown? We shall see. But it is funny to hear the oldest coach in the BCS last year not named Joe Pa or Bobby Bo, preach the need for UK modernity. Go get em Papaw!