"He has always produced high caliber linemen," Leffew said. "He's not really the yell at you and get after you type of coach. He's calm most of the time. If he does raise his voice, he is serious and you know it.
"He's really good at helping college kids understand different ways to read defenses, and that's huge. He could be an offensive coordinator in my mind. He's that good." Summers has 31 years of collegiate coaching experience. He's been at Ohio (2001-02), Oklahoma State (2000), University of the South (1997-99), Oregon State (1991-96), Northern Illinois (1985-90) and Texas A&M (1982-84). Leffew says Summers can also bring another valuable tool to UK — recruiting.
"I was never recruited by him, but he brought in high caliber guys that he believed in and they believed in him," Leffew said. "He was always showing them stuff he did and how he runs things. The players he brought in were all good, but they should be because all you had to do was look at what he's done everywhere he has been. "He is a tireless worker. He was always at footbal. He is 100 percent football and does what it takes to get his guys to do what he needs. But he does spend time outside football with his guys. We took trips, went to his house to eat and on a couple of occassions went frog gigging. He is just a country boy that loves to fish. He finds time to get to know you as a person, not just as a lineman. That's not something every coach does."