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Derek Abney on Hal Mumme’s playbook, improvement in UK offense and future success with Mark Stoops

By LARRY VAUGHT Question: Is there any truth that there never really was a playbook for this offense when you were at UK? Derek Abney: “Part of that is true. We had playbooks, but the uniqueness when I was playing, especially under (Hal) Mumme, was that you had your base plays and different formations associated …

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Former UK All-American Derek Abney on Mark Stoops, needing depth at receiver

By LARRY VAUGHT Question: What does the energy Mark Stoops has brought to the program mean to you? Derek Abney: “It is amazing. I think it is fantastic. To be in the SEC and be in the top 20 (recruiting) this year. We were one or two for I don’t know how long. Coach Stoops came …

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Former UK All-American Derek Abney likes what he sees from UK offense, likes commitment Barnhart has made to football

By LARRY VAUGHT Question: Do you continue to like what you see from the Kentucky offense? Derek Abney: “I think the program and the system we have got is going to be top notch. I think we have a little time still to implement that. We have to get the right people in. I think we …

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Derek Abney likes the speed and “little wiggle” he sees in Ryan Timmons

By LARRY VAUGHT For Kentucky football fans who might be in NBA draft overload after watching Julius Randle and James  Young go in the first 17 picks Thursday night, here’s a little football tidbit. I asked former UK All-American receiver Derek Abney if there wasone player last season that just really caught his eye.? “(Receiver) …

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Who is Kentucky’s all-time best receiver? Randall Cobb, Derek Abney, Craig Yeast?

By LARRY VAUGHT Jared Lorenzen readily admits he’s biased when it comes to who is the best receiver ever at Kentucky. “You could make a case for Keenan Burton, Stevie Johnson, Craig Yeast,” said Lorenzen, the former record-setting UK quarterback. “But they have yet to have another one as good as (Derek) Abney and didn’t …

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Former UK running back Anthony White still enjoys seeing former players, hearing stories during C.H.A.M.P Camp

By HAL MORRIS, Advocate-Messenger LEXINGTON — Champ Kelly’s annual C.H.A.M.P. Camp is a reunion of sorts for the former Kentucky football players who work the event each year. “It’s great to see Jared Lorenzen, Derek Abney and (Leonard) Taco Burress. Seeing a lot of the old guys together, we have just as much fun as …

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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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