By LARRY VAUGHT
I had two things I wanted to ask Kentucky coach Mark Stoops on today’s Southeastern Conference coaches’ teleconference.
First, running back JoJo Kemp had his left hand in a cast when last week’s game ended against Mississippi State and offensive tackle Landon Young had his ankle taped after spraining it during the game.
Would one or both play Saturday at Missouri?
“Yes,” said Stoops.
That was it. Not sure if they will be 100 percent, but they will play and that’s good news.
Next, going into the season center Jon Toth was being touted as the SEC’s best center and one of the top centers nationally. Seven weeks into the season, not much is being said about Toth. Is that because he has not played as well as expected or is just being taken for granted by media/fans.
“I’m not sure nationally,” Stoops said. “You know, that’s up to y’all (in the media). Jon’s not really worried about people talking about him as well. I think Jon is a guy that’s extremely consistent. Our offensive line has done some very good things this year. We’ve run the ball very effectively on a lot of people.
“He’s the guy that’s in there. He’s the iron man. He’s in there playing about every snap we’ve played this season. And we’re rotating guards, we’re rotating tackles, but Jon is the one constant. So, any success we’ve had has a lot to do with what Jon’s doing.”