Kentucky Football: Neal Brown ready to open Wildcats' offense

Meet Neal Brown, Kentucky's proven OC

6/9/13 in NCAAF   |   Tyler_Waddell   |   426 respect

Bob Stoops' arrival to Kentucky was one of the flashier coaching transitions this offseason, but it's the staff he brings along that could have the impact needed to help the Wildcats become relevant in the SEC.Blog Photo - Kentucky Football: Neal Brown ready to open Wildcats' offense

Maybe some razzle-dazzle, too.

One of the major additions to the staff is offensive coordinator Neal Brown, who comes over from one of the most prolific scoring offenses in the nation over the last few years—Texas Tech.

Last season, Texas Tech finished No. 2 in the country with 355.9 passing yards per game and scored 37.5 points on average (No. 20 overall). During Brown's tenure (2010-12), the Red Raiders were one of the most efficient scoring offenses in college football and fit the bill as your typical pass-first Big 12 team.

Brown brings his Air Raid back to Kentucky—which hasn't seen a similar system since Hal Mumme in the late 90s—but will undoubtedly make some tweaks to fit the current Wildcat personnel.

Kentucky needs this change, though. It has finished dead last in the conference in scoring offense the last two seasons, averaging under 18 points and a putrid 287.4 yards per game.

It may not show in the win column right away, but there's something going on in Big Blue Nation—and for those who know the Wildcats play more sports than just basketball, it's pretty exciting.



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