Rich Brooks Says …


Kentucky coach Rich Brooks spoke with the media via telephone a few moments ago. His Wildcats (5-3, 1-3 SEC) are coming off a 63-5 drubbing at the hands of Florida. So here, Brooks’ thoughts heading into Saturday’s 1:30 p.m. game at Mississippi State (3-5, 1-3 SEC):

• On the Florida game: “Offensively we just didn’t generate anything, and defensively we were just playing catch rather than striking. We didn’t have the intensity, we just didn’t have the energy we’ve had, and that’s my responsibility.”

• On his QB situation (freshman Randall Cobb replaced Mike Hartline): “We’ll just probably make a decision by Tuesday after we meet with players and go through everything. There will probably be a few other positions changes as well; not changes, but different people moving up and starting.”

• On one of his players, DE Jeremy Jarmon, placing the blame on the players: “That’s my job to get them to do that. It was an almost total systems failure, when you have total breakdowns in blocking assignments and execution and getting lined up right, communication. Those are things I’m responsible for.”

• On MSU: “They are a very hard-nosed football team that I think takes after their head coach. He’s a tough guy, and their team plays hard, physical football.”

• On the importance of this game: “Every game is important, but this one coming off the embarrassing loss we suffered, is critically important.”


9 Responses to “Rich Brooks Says …”

  1. 2thdoc Says:

    Imagine that….a coach taking total responsibility for when his team performs bad. I didn’t hear him blame anyone unlike Crxxm who would have found someone else to blame other than himself.

  2. carwwest Says:

    crxxm does not only blame players, he takes his frsutration out on them..(clark)…start clark fire crxxm!!!! ha

  3. jmbulldog Says:

    Calm down everybody. This team needs a better offense but this year was better than earlier this year. Let’s see how the final 4 games go.

    Croom was Coach of the Year last year and if you think that last year was a fluke, think of this…if Croom couldn’t prove he was a good coach in one year, then he can’t be a terrible coach in one year either.

  4. bulldog22 Says:

    I agree with JM!!

  5. warbirdz44 Says:

    But JM, this isn’t this first year we’ve been terrible under Croom, it’s like the 4th year.

  6. rwriffe Says:

    A lot fell in our lap last year. I have supported Croom up to now but have yet to see any innovative thinking as for how to get the offense jump started. It’s at the bottom, it’s been at the bottom and until offensive scheme changes are made it will stay at the bottom.

  7. carwwest Says:

    people keep saying give him more time if he changes OCs, well what in crxxm’s career makes people think he will turn over every aspect of offense to a new OC…he always said it is his way or the highway and guess what…his way is garbage…my pee wee coach could manage a game better than he could…he is too stubborn to change anything and i think when push comes to shove about getting a new OC with TOTAL control over offensive staff, scheme, players, etc. i think crxxm will resign before he admits personal defeat…

    bottom line is even with a new OC, crxxm has shown he continually makes very stupud calls and gameplans during games and if he is still doing that in year 5 then he isnt a head coach, period…

  8. jbuzz74 Says:

    You can not blame everything on Croom or Woody. Both have made mistakes but I promise none of you could do better. The biggest problem we have this year is the offensive line. With Brown getting booted from school for a stupid mistake, it has killed our ability to do anything. You could argue that Sherrod is as good as Brown but all that means is if we had Brown on one side and Sherrod on the other we would be that much better. The Gaurd play has been horrible, Brignone has been decent at the center position, and shows promise as a young player. The truth is, it doesnt matter how good your skill players are if there is no blocking. We can not pass block and our run blocking is marginal at best.

  9. carwwest Says:

    yeah the o-line has been bad but it doesnt take away from how bad of coaches the two are…there are no more excuses, o-line, QB, no more excuses…

    you say we cant put all the blame on crxxm and wxxdy but by my count, crxxm has never taken blame…always blames the players for not executing…rich brooks said it was his fault his team didnt execute, at least he is a smart humble enough coach to realize that…there is nothing crxxm brings to the table that other coaches cannot…and the whole “doing it the right way” thing can be tossed aside because there are hundreds of other coaches that do things the right way but still know how to coach…

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