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Kentucky football recruiting taking hits, but analysts say UK can still add other quality recruits

By LARRY VAUGHT With national signing day approaching next week, Kentucky’s football recruiting has taken some big hits recently that apparently have left coach Mark Stoops with just 15 commitments in the 2015 recruiting class. First, Florida cornerback Jeremiah Dinson de-committed and now seems headed to Auburn. Next Ohio defensive tackle DaVon Hamilton changed his …

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Could Joker Phillips be landing a job in the NFL?

Could Joker Phillips be headed to the NFL? The former University of Kentucky player, assistant coach and head coach could be the leading candidate to become the new receivers coach for the Cleveland Browns according to Lane Adkins of the Orange and Brown Report based on this Twitter post: “The Browns have spoken with Joker …

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Kentucky loses 3-star cornerback Dinson but adds 3-star defensive tackle Provitt

By LARRY VAUGHT Kentucky lost a three-star cornerback Sunday but added a three-star defensive tackle from Ohio Sunday. Jeremiah Dinson, who had more than 15 scholarship offers, had been committed to UK since September but the Florida cornerback posted on Twitter Sunday that he was “officially decommitting” from Kentucky. “Much love to the whole Kentucky coaching …

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Four high school players, two Nebraska transfers join football team

LEXINGTON – Six new Wildcats have enrolled at the University of Kentucky and joined the Wildcat football program, Coach Mark Stoops announced Wednesday. The mid-year enrollees are four high school stars who graduated in December – offensive lineman George Asafo-Adjei, tight end C.J. Conrad, defensive end Kengera Daniel and linebacker Jordan Jones – along with …

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Long-time fan says no Blue-White Game a slap at football; what do you think

By LARRY VAUGHT Keith Peel, a 1979 University of Kentucky graduate, is not happy that Kentucky will not have a Blue-White Game to end spring football practice because of construction going on at Commonwealth Stadium. Here is the email he sent to UK athletics director about the cancellation: “As a UK Alumni and football fan …

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New UK offensive coordinator Shannon Dawson says he “can be successful anywhere”

By LARRY VAUGHT Shannon Dawson has not doubts that Kentucky can win in the Southeastern Conference. “I think I can be successful anywhere. Maybe I am naive to the point but I’ve taken over a couple of programs that didn’t win any games a year before and we were close to winning national championships at …

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Stadium construction means no Blue-White Game for Cats

During his first two seasons at Kentucky, coach Mark Stoops used fan enthusiasm at the Blue-White Game to impress recruits. That won’t happen this year because there will not be a Blue-White Game. Kyle Tucker of the Louisville Courier-Journal reported Friday that there will no be spring game at Commonwealth Stadium because of construction at …

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Kentucky running back Braylon Heard has declared for NFL draft

Kentucky junior running back Braylon Heard, who will complete his bachelor’s degree this spring, has decided to forego his final season of college football and has declared for the 2015 National Football League draft. A transfer from Nebraska, Heard played one season at Kentucky, participating in 11 games and starting 10 during the 2014 season. …

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