Skip to content

Kentucky Sports Radio

University of Kentucky Basketball, Football, and Recruiting news brought to you in the most ridiculous manner possible.

Derrick Ansley’s Potential Replacement


After being turned down by Ed Reed, Mark Stoops is now turning to a former SEC assistant.  According to Justin Rowland, former South Carolina defensive backs and special teams coach, Grady Brown, is in Lexington to interview for Derrick Ansley’s old job.

Brown previously worked at LSU and was a cornerbacks coach for Southern Miss, before taking the South Carolina job in 2012.  After spending two seasons coaching the DBs and special teams, he as demoted to quality control assistant when Spurrier re-organized the defensive staff by adding Jon Hoke as a defensive coordinator.

What could set Brown apart from other candidates?  He has strong recruiting ties to South Florida.  Arguably his best recruit is one you can’t forget from his matches with UK — All-SEC linebacker Skai Moore.

Even though Brown’s name has popped up quickly, don’t expect Stoops to have a quick trigger with this hire.  We’ll keep you updated as more names surface throughout the process.

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

6 Comments for Derrick Ansley’s Potential Replacement

  1. Twick39
    9:06 pm February 8, 2016 Permalink

    Wait, when did Reed turn them down?

    • ukjaybrat
      8:36 am February 9, 2016 Permalink

      before it was announced they even asked.

  2. Wildcat_love
    11:12 pm February 8, 2016 Permalink

    Hopefully they wont hire someone, who was so invaluable to the staff, that they demoted him to a QCA position. Recruiters are great, but we need also need a coach who is somewhat good.

  3. JoeBee
    11:55 pm February 8, 2016 Permalink


  4. buttercup
    9:50 am February 9, 2016 Permalink

    Is he a kid? He has a baby face. Is he old? He has grey hair.

  5. bigboyshag
    10:06 am February 9, 2016 Permalink

    Do not need an actual amazing coach at that position…. DB is Stoops’ specialty folks….get us another recruiter for the Florida connection is almost as, if not more, important as a coach…. Do you actually believe that Reed was looked at for his great coaching acumen? I mean he is entering into his 1st year EVER of coaching. I trust Stoops when it comes to the D side of ball – he, himself, is a pretty darn good Defensive Mind. If he has players – HE IS DAMN GOOD!!