"Coach Archer said maybe Micah was going to defensive end. I have no intention of doing that. We need to get the players coming back and get them better at what they are doing," Brooks said. "If there are not enough good players at certain position, we may evaluate moving someone if we are stacked up at one position. Right now I do not intend to switch anyone's position."
Brooks said Johnson could also possibly play more at running back next year. He got his first carries against Clemson and scored on a 1-yard run.
"He's obviously a guy who carried the ball in high school and hopefully we can do that," Brooks said. "But we need to expand the package rather than just have two or three plays for him."
Brooks has talked with Pulley about possibly using the upcoming season as a redshirt year. That way he would retain two years of eligibility after Woodson graduates. Brooks said the two talked before the bowl game and the coach told him he was in no hurry for a decision, and that any decision could change if Woodson did not remain healthy.
"He (Pulley) is going to think about those choices and come up with an answer at some point before next fall," Brooks said.
Redshirt a possibility
Pulley also played occasionally at wide receiver this year and had 21 catches for 201 yards and one score. He completed eight of 14 passes for 72 yards.
Brooks says if redshirt freshmen Mike Hartline and Will Fidler progress as he expects, Pulley's most "viable" option if he is serious about playing quarterback would be to redshirt a year.
"He will still need to do the things to continue to get better and that's assuming he will take advantage of the opportunities to get better," Brooks said. "That's always a question. You never know if a player will take it as a year off or take it as a learning situation.
"He could choose do what did this year (and play both receiver and quarterback) or he could go to receiver full time. That's what he has to come to grips with."
Brooks says he would like for Pulley to do "what he wants to do."
However, Brooks knows what he would do.
" If I were him, I would redshirt and try to be the starting quarterback in two years," Brooks said.
Of course, Brooks says there's no guarantee even with a redshirt year that Pulley would be the starting quarterback in 2008 because Hartline or Fidler could impact that decision.
"There is no guarantee in anything. It doesn't mean if he moves to receiver he will be the starting receiver. You have to earn what you get," Brooks said.
Brooks says he has talked to both receiver Keenan Burton and running back Rafael Little about the possibility both could bypass their seasons at Kentucky to enter the NFL Draft.
Brooks, a former NFL head coach and defensive coordinator, says both players should receive "all the information from the (NFL) committee that evaluates prospects" today. However, he noted that those evaluations don't always mesh with how teams will draft players and can also be influenced by what other juniors decide to leave early for the NFL.
"They are both in the process of trying to determine what they are going to do," Brooks said. "I expect to visit with them if not in person, then on the phone, in the next three or four days and what their decisions will be. I am sure they will make the decision that is best for their individual situation."
Any gut feelings? "The only gut feelings I have are on fake punts," he joked.
Brooks, who stayed to eat pizza and talk with media members for an additional 20 minutes after his 40-minute press conference ended, later said he felt Little would probably be looking at being picked in round four or later of the draft while Burton could "possibly" go in the first three rounds.
Brooks refused to give any details on the new contract he agreed to before the bowl game with athletics director Mitch Barnhart.
"When it is done and completed, you will have all that info" Brooks said. "I am not going to speculate on any phase of that right now."
Brooks said he wasn't sure when the contract would be finalized.
"The legal beagles (at UK) have been on vacation like some other normal people have," Brooks said.