Sept Magazine Preview: Tim Couch Part 6

"We really thought we had it going in the right direction when I was there and then things took a step back. We still feel that during that time Kentucky football was not well respected and when we left it was respected, especially for what we did offensively because we put up big numbers." - Couch

"We really thought we had it going in the right direction when I was there and then things took a step back. We still feel that during that time Kentucky football was not well respected and when we left it was respected, especially for what we did offensively because we put up big numbers. I am just proud that we were able to kick start the program a little and now guys are taking it to an even higher level."

History is important to Couch. Yeast says there's no way not to mention Couch as one of the best ever to play at Kentucky, or in the Southeastern Conference.

"We would like to thank that eventually we will go down as two of greatest players ever at Kentucky. As it is, when you mention Tim Couch, you should mention Craig Yeast. But if you mention Craig Yeast, you have to mention Tim Couch because he was the best quarterback playing at that time. Even now I am not sure he ever got all the credit he deserved even with all the honors he did receive," Yeast said. Couch hopes his legacy has played a role in football's growth in Kentucky, both at the collegiate and high school levels.

"Guys before you always had guys they had heard about growing up and looked up to that set the bar high. Craig and I set the bar high and now they are achieving even more at Kentucky," Couch said. "It's great to see Kentucky football getting better and more powerful each year. They have great players from all over the place. You would like to think you played a small role somewhere in helping this get going because one thing that will never change is that in my heart I'm always a Kentucky Wildcat."


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