By LARRY VAUGHT
Cincinnati safety Mike Edwards, who was not expected to be at Kentucky until January after undergoing recent shoulder surgery, is now on campus.
Kentucky coach Mark Stoops said today he had yet to see Edwards.
“Matter of fact, they were supposed to stop by here today. He’s here for orientation, so I’ll see him after orientation today,” Stoops said. “So Mike is here, he’s been admitted to school, he’s going through orientation and we’re working through certification. So he’ll be here. That’s good news.
“Whether he helps us this year or is ready to play this year we’ll see. We’ll cross that bridge as it comes, but I’m glad he’s here if nothing else for the future.”
Both Stoops and defensive coordinator D.J. Eliot admitted it would be hard for Edwards to catch up and help the team this year even if he is healthy and even if UK needs depth at safety.
“I think it will be difficult one way or another for him to get on the field this year, missing all of training camp like that,” Stoops said.
“I don’t expect it, no. Miss the whole training camp, it’s tough. At any position. At any position,” Eliot said.