HOOVER, Ala. -- Kentucky coach Rich Brooks expects his defense to do more than just be improved this season. He's counting on the defense being good enough to win games for the Wildcats.
"Defense in this league is what ends up winning championships. We have quality type SEC players in all spots finally," said Brooks during the Southeastern Conference Media Days Friday.
"I believe we will have a much improved defensive front. It will be as good as it has ever been. We have guys that belong in this league on defense. We haven't had that all five years I've been here. We have people lining up at all 11 positions that can start at a lot of schools in our league, and I am talking about big-name schools.
"This clearly can be best defense we've had, and we need that this year to be a viable team. We have not been a great defense. We have been improving. I believe this year you will see a significant improvement on the defense."