The 2015 football season was tough. At times there was glorious hope, only to be forced to endure awful losses at the end of the season. The embarrassment after the Vanderbilt loss only grew more painful after blowing a 21-0 lead at home over Louisville.
Nobody knew how to handle it. Nobody knew what was next. There was only one shared sentiment:
“Something must change.”
After a few weeks of nothingness from the program and a KSR interview from Mark Stoops, he heard the BBN’s cries and started making changes. It began on the offensive side of the ball, parting ways with Shannon Dawson and Tommy Mainord. Later down the road, Derrick Ansley and Andy Buh couldn’t be convinced to stay on the defensive side of the ball.
With Matt House’s hiring made official today, the dust has finally settled. Here’s what your 2016 staff will look like, courtesy of CoachingSearch.com.
Half of the ten coaches will be new to the UK sidelines. That does not include the three additional quality control coaches, new positions for the 2016 season.
Does it mean that Kentucky football will be better in 2016? That’s indiscernible. What we do know is that your head coach listened to your cries for change. Only time will tell if that change is for the best.