Tag Archives: Mark Stoops

Big Blue Links: Game Week is here

Big Blue Links for Monday: Kentucky will go bowling: In the Herald-Leader’s College Football Preview 2015, columnist Mark Story predicts that Mark Stoops will celebrate year three as the UK coach by taking the Cats to their first bowl game since … Continue reading

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Video: Mark Stoops lists true freshmen who may play

After practice on Thursday, Kentucky football coach Mark Stoops was asked which true freshmen might see playing time in 2015.

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Is slump a bump or should Kentucky be worried?

Mark Stoops wasn’t happy with his football team’s practice on Friday. The Kentucky coach wasn’t pleased after Saturday scrimmage. One unhappy day is one thing. Two leans toward a trend. Question: Is this a bump in the road or something … Continue reading

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Video: Patrick Towles says, ‘I’m the best equipped’

Unlike last year, Mark Stoops didn’t pull Patrick Towles’ leg when it came to letting the former Highlands star who was going to be Kentucky’s starting quarterback. This year, the UK coach let the returning starter know he had won … Continue reading

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Video: Mark Stoops picks quarterback, announces dismissal

Mark Stoops made all kinds of news at his press briefing on Monday. The Kentucky head coach announced that returning starter Patrick Towles has won the quarterback battle with Drew Barker. He revealed that linebacker Ryan Flannigan is still battling … Continue reading

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“Big George” continues to make a big impression

When George Asafo-Adjei enrolled early in January and participated in spring drills, the 6-foot-5, 325-pounder earned rave reviews for his size and strength. The first week of fall camp, the raves keep on coming. The West Chester, Ohio native is … Continue reading

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BBL: Special teams responsibilities; quarterback decision

Big Blue Links for Wednesday: It takes a village to lead Kentucky’s special teams and the coaches like it that way, reports Jennifer Smith of the Herald-Leader. Instead of relying a single defensive coordinator, head coach Mark Stoops has divided … 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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Injuries and more from Kentucky football practice

After a practice in shoulder pads on Monday morning with a walk-through in the afternoon, Kentucky coach Mark Stoops reported that running back Stanley Williams and wide receiver Jeff Badet both suffered injuries, neither thought to be serious. Williams suffered a … Continue reading

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Big Blue Links: Football is in the air

Big Blue Links for Saturday: Instead of linking all the stories at Kentucky.com covering Friday morning’s ceremonial meet-and-greet with the Kentucky football team, I direct you instead to Kentuckysports.com for the centralized info. There are videos, picture galleries and stories. … Continue reading

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