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One-on-one battles benefiting Kentucky receivers in spring practice

By: ASHLEY SCOBY Some of football’s fiercest battles will probably always remain in the trenches, but for Kentucky, it’s been a “dog fight” slightly closer to the sidelines this spring. Answering their coaches’ call to be more physical, Kentucky’s wide receiver corps has gotten bigger, stronger and maybe a little meaner during the offseason. “It’s …

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Kentucky secondary finally settling into positions, using experience to improve

By: ASHLEY SCOBY Zero is an empty number, a symbol of nothing. According to Merriam-Webster, zero is “the absence of a measurable quantity.” Zero is also the number of interceptions pulled down by Kentucky’s cornerbacks last season. “It really hurt us to our heart,” said senior corner Nate Willis, who was a junior college transfer …

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CB Cody Quinn sees “light” at end of tunnel

By LARRY VAUGHT Sophomore cornerback Cody Quinn had an ankle injury limit his play early and now has seen UK lose five straight games. Still, he insists he won’t let down the remaining five games. “Stuff doesn’t always go as planned. Just a little bit of adversity. You just have to keep working hard. Try to …

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Players value leadership on and off the field that Avery Williamson always provides

By LARRY VAUGHT Playing in the Southeastern Conference for 3 1/2 years has taught Kentucky senior linebacker Avery Williamson never to underestimate SEC opponents. “Everybody is saying the rest of the schedule is going to be a let-up (compared to first six games), but it is not going to get any easier. There are a …

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Quinn’s ankle ready just in time for him to face No. 7 Louisville and Heisman candidate Bridgewater

By LARRY VAUGHT For the first time since early in preseason practice, sophomore cornerback Cody Quinn says his ankle is not hurting — and that could be really good news for Kentucky as the Cats get ready to face No. 7 Louisville and quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, a Heisman Trophy candidate. “I feel good. My ankle’s …

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Stoops: UK in “decent shape” injury-wise but coach “not sure” about Demarco Robinson yet

By LARRY VAUGHT Kentucky coach Mark Stoops said Monday that UK was in “decent shape” injury-wise going into Saturday’s game. “I think everybody is a little bit banged up,” he said. Receiver/returner Demarco Robinson hurt his ankle on the opening kickoff return against Miami (Ohio) last week and did not return. He’s averaging 28.2 yards …

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Smith returns, Graffree transfers, Godby on scholarship, Robison No. 1 punt returner

By LARRY VAUGHT Kentucky coach Mark Stoops offered a variety of roster updates after Friday’s practice from the return of Za’Darius Smith to practice to the transfer of Patrick Graffree to Max Godby earning a scholarship and more. — Smith, a defensive end, had been out with an ankle injury. “He looked good. Really good. …

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CB Nate Willis impressive, but warns he is “not really a savior deal”

By LARRY VAUGHT Kentucky’s lack of depth and experience in the secondary made getting junior college signee Nate Willis on campus a priority for Kentucky coach Mark Stoops. The Florida native finally got to UK Wednesday and began practice Thursday. However, Willis warned Friday not to expect miracles from him. “It’s not really a savior …

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