Today’s interview with Neal Brown is up and ready for consumption on the internet. Have a listen as he explains why he left for Troy, what he expects from Kentucky next season, Patrick Towles’ future and the people questioning his relationship with Mark Stoops.
If you’re more of the reading type or can’t listen at work, here is some of what he said about Towles and Stoops:
On Patrick Towles:
I think Patrick — and he will tell you this — he was inconsistent. I think there was times he played at a high level, toward the upper-tier of the top quarterbacks in our league; then there was other times when he really struggled. I think he would be the first to admit that. He still has a lot of work to do. He’s a first time starter in the league.
I think his future is bright. I think he’s gotta continue to work on his fundamentals. He’s got to be a more accurate passer and that is something he knows. He knows he has to be more accurate. The good thing for Kentucky fans is nobody’s going to work harder than Patrick. Nobody’s going to put more time and effort into preparation than he is, so I really believe that he can be the player that Kentucky fans want him to be and he wants to be.
On his relationship with Mark Stoops:
First of all, we have a great personal relationship. I love the guy. I think he’s as good of a person as you’re ever going to be around. I think he’s done a tremendous job laying the foundation of the program. When he got here, it wasn’t in great shape. I think he’s done a tremendous job in the community; he’s done a tremendous job getting the facilities underway that need to be done to give us a chance to be successful at Kentucky.
I think his vision for the offense and my vision were very similar. I don’t think theres’s any (conflict) — I heard that too, especially since I left, and I never really felt that. We always tried to do exactly what we thought, going into each game, gave us the best opportunity. I understand the fans got a little frustrated later in the year; we were just a better running football team than we were passing.”
Listen to the entire interview below: