By LARRY VAUGHT
Sophomore C.J. Conrad has received most of the preseason attention at tight end, but the Kentucky coaches also like what Nebraska transfer Greg Hart and true freshman Justin Rigg are doing.
“Justin did some good things again,” Kentucky coach Mark Stoops said after Saturday’s scrimmage. “He caught a few balls and he looks very comfortable out there. He’s a very natural guy.
“Greg has played well in camp really. He gives us a good maturity out there and has some experience and has done some very good things.”
Offensive coordinator Eddie Gran just wants the tight ends to make consistent catches — and UK fans would say amen to that.
“We start each series in practice and you can’t just catch the ball 80 percent of the time as a tight end. You have to be up in the 95 percentile. We have to get better at doing that,” Gran said.
“It’s a good group. Their run blocking, they’re really trying to be physical. Coach (Vince) Marrow has got them trying to play physical and that’s what we have to do at the point of attack. They’re definitely developing. I like the young tight end, Justin (Rigg), in terms of development. He has a long way to go but I like where he’s at right now.”