Former coach has high praise for Summers

Joe Hall is happy his daughter, Kathy, will be coming home to Lexington. But he's also thrilled Mike Summers, his son-in-law, will be Kentucky's new offensive line coach.

Joe Hall is happy his daughter, Kathy, will be coming home to Lexington. But he's also thrilled Mike Summers, his son-in-law, will be Kentucky's new offensive line coach.

"I had the opportunity when Mike coached at Louisville and my granddaughter was going to school there and playing softball to see all of them a lot," Hall said. "My granddaughter already lives here and teaches at the University of Louisville in the equine department, but this brings everybody back now and I am really excited.

"I had dual reasons to go to Louisville when my granddaughter played there and he coached there for four years. But now I get to watch him coach here."

He says both his daughter and Summers, who had been offensive line coach at Arkansas, are happy to be coming to Lexington.

"They are as excited as me. I don't know how to explain what it means getting everybody back home," Hall, who led UK to the 1978 national championship, said. "It's just wonderful.

"Mike will be good for the football team, too. He is a good recruiter and he really coaches up his players. He is extremely good with technique, footwork, handwork, angles. He has it all down. That's why he has always had good linemen and I know he will at Kentucky, too."


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