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“Defensive genius” Bill Arnsparger dies at age 88

UPDATE: Bill Arnsparger’s obituary and arrangements Bill Arnsparger, the Paris native who was known as one of the greatest defensive minds in all of football, passed away Friday morning at the age of 88, the family confirmed. “Renowned, long time … Continue reading

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Chris Matthews never worked at Foot Locker

The popular story about Chris Matthews is that the ex-Kentucky receiver was working at Foot Locker when he got a call to try out for the Seattle Seahawks. Matthews, who did not catch a pass all season, caught four passes … Continue reading

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Reports: Joker Phillips to be Browns wide receivers coach

There are plenty of reports that former Kentucky head coach Joker Phillips is about to be hired as wide receivers coach by the Cleveland Browns. That would make sense considering that the Browns new offensive coordinator, John DeFilippo, is the … Continue reading

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Cleveland Browns hire son of Gene DeFilippo

The Cleveland Browns have hired John DeFilippo as their new offensive coordinator. If that name rings a bell, it should. DeFilippo is the son of former UK associate AD Gene DeFilippo. Gene was at UK from 1987 through 1993, serving under … Continue reading

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Bad Bengals get pounded again in prime time

CINCINNATI – It was bad from the very first series, when Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton threw a short pass for tight end Jermaine Greshman that went directly to Cleveland linebacker Craig Robertson and really, honestly, it didn’t get any … Continue reading

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Good Andy Dalton wins out in the end

My column from Cincinnati: CINCINNATI — You know the storyline. There’s Good Andy. There’s Bad Andy. There’s the Good Andy Dalton that throws touchdowns and raises hopes. There’s the Bad Andy Dalton that turns the ball over and breaks hearts. … Continue reading

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Video: Andy Dalton on rebounding to beat Ravens

I was in Cincinnati today, covering the Bengals’ 27-24 win over the Ravens (column to come). Here’s video of quarterback Andy Dalton talking about how he shook off two fourth-quarter turnovers to direct the winning drive.

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Packers expecting big year out of Randall Cobb

On the website, writer Vic Ketcham is asked in a mailbag column what kind of year he thinks former Kentucky wide receiver Randall Cobb will have in 2014 with Green Bay. Ketcham says the Packers are expecting big things. … Continue reading

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Frank Minnifield receives Blanton Collier Award

Former Cleveland Browns and University of Louisville cornerback Frank Minnifield received the Blanton Collier Award for Integrity On and Off the Field on Friday night in Louisville. Minnifield, a four-time NFL All-Pro, is the eighth recipient of the award, which … Continue reading

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Jon Gruden’s ridiculous Johnny Manziel obsession

A couple more thoughts on last night’s first round of the NFL Draft: 1. I mainly watched ESPN’s coverage, but I nearly switched channels because of Jon Gruden. Normally, I’m a big fan of the former coach and current Monday … Continue reading

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