By LARRY VAUGHT
Kentucky has five freshman receivers, including Lynn Bowden and Clevan Thomas Jr., who would like to be able to play and contribute this season.
To do so, they obviously have to know their routes. But they also have to be able to block or receivers coach Lamar Thomas will not use them.
So who is the best blocker among the receivers? Who is the toughest guy?
“I would say all of them,” Thomas said. “They have to be. We ask them not only to run routes and catch balls, but to be part of our run game. We have so many run-pass options where they can get the ball on the run play.
“They understand it is important for our success for them to block. I always tell them big plays happen because of us. Long touchdown runs happen because of us. I don’t want big plays. I want long touchdown runs. Do your job. Get the guy in the end zone.”