Wildcats getting some GREAT love…
…and on a NATIONAL scale, no less. This is a great article in the New York Times today about the Cats.
"When Brooks, 57, arrived at Kentucky in 2003, he said, the sanctions had limited the program to 68 scholarship players, well below the N.C.A.A. threshold of 85. Of those 68, Brooks said, 6 or 7 were former walk-ons, and the talent level was low because the specter of the N.C.A.A. sentence scared off top recruits.
The biggest indictment of the roster he took over, though, may have been that only one player on his first team ran a 40-yard dash under 4.5 seconds. Brooks said that this spring, there were 15 players who ran under a 4.5. "