At the time of Tee Martin's leaving of UK for USC I posted that my main concern was the relatively old age (average 46),and then along comes the hiring of Martin's replacement, Pat Washington age 48. Not many responses to my regrets — understandable in the midst of a possible championship basketball run — but then I read this by C-J's Kyle Tucker and I don't feel so out in front of the reality.
“If they were at a program that wasn’t deemed a basketball school, a program that was a power program in the BCS, then it wouldn’t be as big a concern. Florida sells itself. Ohio State is a brand. Michigan, Texas are brands. Kentucky is not a football brand. Joker is a good coach; I think he’s a good guy. His coaches – there’s nothing wrong with Pat Washington – but unfortunately Kentucky is not a big brand name in football and might not be able to get away with having no young guys to recruit.”