By LARRY VAUGHT
Freshman linebacker Kash Daniel is making progress that could get him on the field more.
“Kash is a player that takes the game very seriously. Kash has worked extremely hard. Kash is athletically ready to play this year. He’s big, he’s fast, he’s physical. He’s still picking up the scheme, but I see him getting better every week,” UK defensive coordinator D.J. Eliot said.
Daniel did get more playing time in last week’s win over South Carolina in relief of starting middle linebacker Courtney Love.
“We wanted to get him a few more (snaps) than we did, but as you know the game was always so close and it was always so tight and every possession was so important that we didn’t get him quite as many reps as we had planned on,” head coach Mark Stoops said.
“But he did play a couple series and is doing some better things. And we need to continue to get him on the field.”