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Former UK athletes Mark Lane, Cliff Berger and Dave Hopewell accept ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

By LARRY VAUGHT Former University of Kentucky football player Mark Lane, now a successful businessman in the surgical manufacturing field, received the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge from Antoine Huffman, a former UK player who works for him. Lane passed the challenged on to former UK basketball player Cliff Berger and former UK football player Dave …

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What do former players think message about UK football should be to Kentucky fans?

By LARRY VAUGHT Question:  What should be the message to Kentucky football fans about this program? Jacob Tamme: “I think the message is that the program is improving right now and these players need you to be excited, optimistic and realistic. As a player going through a tough season, these guys want the fans to …

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Is it a reasonable expectation to think Stoops should win 8 or more in 2015?

By LARRY VAUGHT After yet another loss, the head coach tried to let fans know Saturday he was not happy either. “I certainly don’t like the product we are putting on the field, and that’s my responsibility. I take full credit for that. When it’s good, it’s good. When it’s not good, it’s not good …

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What is the major concern former players have about UK football?

By LARRY VAUGHT Question: What would be your major concern about the Kentucky football program right now? Jacob Tamme: “Really my biggest concern is I get tired of people becoming negative on a coach or staff so quickly. I don’t think it is happening right now, but I can see the expectation level rising dramatically …

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What has impressed former players the most about UK coach Mark Stoops and his staff?

By LARRY VAUGHT Jacob Tamme had “very realistic expectations” about Mark Stoops’ first year as Kentucky’s head coach and despite UK’s 2-7 record going into Saturday’s game at Vanderbilt, Tamme says he likes what he has seen. “If anything I’m even more optimistic because of the way our young guys are playing and the fight …

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Despite record, former players pleased with progress Stoops is making at Kentucky

By LARRY VAUGHT Despite Kentucky’s 1-6 record going into Saturday night’s game against Alabama State, five former Wildcats all can see progress being made under first-year coach Mark Stoops. “This coaching staff has focused on improvement and maximized effort with current roster,” former UK quarterback Freddie Maggard said. “Can you imagine the result if the …

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Former Cat Dave Hopewell says there needs to be a way to provide extra funds for college athletes

Vaught’s note: I wanted to make sure everyone noticed these comments that former UK center Dave Hopewell, my co-host for a Thursday night radio show on WHIR during football season,  had in regards to the protest by some college football players wanting to draw attention to the need for the NCAA to provide stipends for …

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Former players agree adding Brown shows that Kentucky will make more of a financial commitment to football

By LARRY VAUGHT Bringing former Texas Tech offensive coordinator Neal Brown to Kentucky to run the offense for new coach Mark Stoops certainly seems to have pleased UK fans, but the move has been just as popular with former players. “I can’t think of anything that has gone over bigger,” said former UK quarterback Freddie Maggard of …

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