Category Archive: UK Football

Kentucky-Louisville kickoff time, TV set

The Kentucky at Louisville football game on November 29 has been assigned a noon kickoff and will be televised on ESPN2. Kentucky needs a win to become bowl eligible.

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Mark Stoops there was no “magic wand” to fix UK football

After a 2-10 season, was it more difficult for Kentucky coach Mark Stoops to keep himself patient in his plan or to convince others around UK that the plan was still the right plan? “I think both is correct. I think it is a challenge to yourself sometimes, because nobody likes losing. I said it …

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Kentucky offense has been consistently inconsistent this season

By LARRY VAUGHT Kentucky offensive coordinator Neal Brown said it was a “benefit” for coaches to have an off week to self-evaluate what has been going wrong for the Wildcats before they play at Louisville Nov. 29 to end the regular season. “There’s no doubt. It gives you an opportunity to catch your breath. We …

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Redshirt freshmen Denzil Ware impressing Neal Brown in practice along with Adrian Middleton, Nick Firios, Jared Tucker

By LARRY VAUGHT Kentucky will lose its top two defensive players, ends Bud Dupree and Za’Darius Smith, after this season. However, offensive coordinator Neal Brown thinks redshirt defensive lineman Denzil Ware of Florida has shown potential during his redshirt season on the scout team to think he could be a special player. “I’ve been really …

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Neal Brown says bowl practice would be “great benefit” to helping for 2015 season

By LARRY VAUGHT Kentucky offensive coordinator Neal Brown said it would be “huge” for his young offensive players to get in 15 extra practices associated with a bowl bid. “Our young receivers, they’re getting better. Now sometimes the results don’t show it, but they are. They’re getting better. Like every day we go out — …

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Guest post: Mitch Barnhart made a ‘bonehead move’ extending Stoops’ contract

By DON DUNCAN First let me say I have always enjoyed reading your columns. I think you do a great service for the people of central Kentucky. I read your article entitled “Has Stoops Lost Cats?” with much interest. I think it was correct to give Coach Stoops the opportunity to explain, but I think …

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Bye week giving UK defense chance to focus on fundamentals

By LARRY VAUGHT Kentucky defensive coordinator D.J. Eliot says have a bye week can change the scope of practice and that he has “harped” on fundamentals this week to help stop UK’s five-game losing streak. “When you’re practicing for a regular week, a lot of time is spent on assignment because the game is closing …

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Is beating Louisville bigger for extra bowl practices or program perception?

By LARRY VAUGHT After starting the season 5-1 and on the verge of being bowl eligible, UK has lost six straight Southeastern Conference games and now must win at Louisville Nov. 29 to be eligible to play in a bowl game. If Kentucky gets bowl eligible, it will also get an extra 15 practice sessions. However, …

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