By ALEX OTTE
With the loss of Farrington Huguenin, Cory Johnson, Melvin Lewis, Josh Forrest, Khalid Henderson, Ryan Flannigan, and others to graduation, and the recently announced dismissal of Jason Hatcher due to a reported drug trafficking charge, Kentucky’s defense may be losing some of its defensive prowess in the SEC unless other players step up to fill the roles of those that came before.
In the most recently released depth chart online for UK (released last season), directly behind Hatcher for the linebacker position, Josh Allen was listed. A taller and smaller linebacker in comparison to Hatcher, Allen also has two years less experience (Hatcher would be a senior, Allen would be an upcoming sophomore) than the player he may be replacing.
Allen got limited game experience last season, playing in three games and recording four tackles for the team (one solo tackle and three assisted). With Spring practice quickly approaching, a realigning and testing of the defense may be necessary for Kentucky moving forward.