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Getting Drew Barker playing time would be a smart move

Just as we predicted (hoped?), there’s a good chance that Kentucky will play more than one quarterback in Saturday night’s opener against UL-Lafayette. At his Monday press luncheon, Mark Stoops said he wants to get backup quarterback Drew Barker a … Continue reading

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An upbeat Drew Barker and more Big Blue Links

Big Blue Links for Wednesday: Drew Barker isn’t bitter, reports Jennifer Smith of the Herald-Leader. The redshirt freshman came up just short in the starting quarterback competition with Patrick Towles, but Barker impressed the coaches with his ability. His job … Continue reading

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Three observations after catching UK’s football practice

Kentucky’s Tuesday football practice was open to the media. Three quick observations: 1. The coaches aren’t kidding about depth at wide receiver There’s Alex Montgomery, Jeff Badet, Blake Bone, Dorian Baker, Garrett Johnson, Charles Walker, C.J. Walker, Jabari Greenwood, T.V. … Continue reading

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Big Blue Links start with Patrick Towles

Big Blue Links starts with Monday’s big news of Mark Stoops naming Patrick Towles as Kentucky’s starting quarterback. It wasn’t a huge surprise. Towles is the returning starter. Challenger Drew Barker is talented but inexperienced. He’s a redshirt freshman. Towles is … Continue reading

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Is Saturday separation day for UK quarterbacks?

Kentucky’s first fall camp scrimmage is scheduled for Saturday. That could be separation day for Kentucky’s quarterback race between the perceived favorite Patrick Towles and the challenger Drew Barker. “I’m really comfortable with both those guys,” offensive coordinator Shannon Dawson … Continue reading

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Kentucky close to naming starting quarterback

After Kentucky’s football practice Tuesday, both head coach Mark Stoops and offensive coordinator Shannon Dawson indicated they are close to picking a starting quarterback. Stoops said a starter could be named after Saturday’s scrimmage. Jennifer Smith’s blog has a practice … Continue reading

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Talking about Kentucky’s quarterbacks

Everybody wants to talk about the quarterbacks. Same as it ever was. Coaches love to tell the media and fans that competition for starting spots is going on at a lot of positions, not just quarterback. It doesn’t matter. People want … Continue reading

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Three quick things from UK Football Media Day

Three quick things from the press conferences from Kentucky’s Football Media Day: 1. Tempering expectations. During his time at the podium, UK AD Mitch Barnhart said that getting to a bowl game is not “imperative” but is the next logical … Continue reading

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Mark Stoops, Shannon Dawson report on spring drills

Started the week off over at the Nutter Field House on Monday morning for the media interviews after the second day of Kentucky football’s spring practice. Got video of head coach Mark Stoops, who was pleased overall with drills, which … Continue reading

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A three-spot from the Mark Stoops press conference

Three quick things from Kentucky football’s first game-week press luncheon of the season. 1. Suspensions. Senior offensive tackle Darrian Miller is suspended from the first game for a violation of team rules. Miller is considered possibly UK’s best offensive lineman, … Continue reading

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