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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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Patrick Towles won UK job on production

As we predicted Sunday, Patrick Towles will be Kentucky’s starting quarterback in the Aug. 30 opener against Tennessee-Martin. Head coach Mark Stoops made the announcement via Twitter before the team’s open practice this morning at the Nutter Training Facility. Here we … Continue reading

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Video: Za’Darius Smith likes Drew Barker

After this morning’s scrimmage, Kentucky defensive end Za’Darius Smith was asked to size up the quarterback competition. He says all the quarterbacks are doing a good job, but says he likes Drew Barker. Related link: Jennifer Smith’s UK football blog

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Drew Barker is giving up Twitter (for the season)

Kentucky freshman quarterback Drew Barker used to live on Twitter. He used Twitter to help recruit a rookie class that scouting services ranked among the Top 20 signee classes in the country this season. At Kentucky. That was then and … Continue reading

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UK Football Media Day video: Drew Barker

UK freshman quarterback Drew Barker says he is more comfortable now after a “crazy” spring practice. Remember, the former Conner quarterback graduated early to participate in spring drills. Related link: More Media Day videos

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Jalen Whitlow’s transfer not a surprise

I’m in Cincinnati today at Great American Ball Park for Reds-Pirates, but the news from back in Lexington that Jalen Whitlow has decided to transfer from the Kentucky football program is not a surprise. Whitlow started 15 games over the … Continue reading

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