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Blake McClain not practicing but he still could play Saturday

By LARRY VAUGHT Kentucky sophomore defensive back Blake McClain, who was hurt early in last week’s loss to Missouri, has not practiced yet this week based on what defensive coordinator D.J. Eliot said Wednesday. He did note that cornerback Fred Tiller “has been practicing every single snap” and seems likely to play Saturday against Georgia. …

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Two plays from Florida loss will always haunt UK coach Mark Stoops

By LARRY VAUGHT Mark Stoops said two plays from Kentucky’s 36-30 triple overtime loss at Florida Saturday night will always haunt him. One, was the fourth down touchdown pass in the first overtime that tied the game when anything short of an 11-yard score would have enabled UK to break its 27-game losing streak to Florida. …

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Safety A.J. Stamps wants to help prove this is not the same old Kentucky defense

By KEITH TAYLOR, Winchester Sun LEXINGTON — The University of Kentucky football team made a point in its season opener Saturday at Commonwealth Stadium. The Wildcats not only routed Tennessee Martin 59-14 but Kentucky served notice it was turning the corner on defense and on its way to bigger and better things. “We’ve got a …

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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 Fred Tiller’s take on the best “hoopers” on the Kentucky football team

By LARRY VAUGHT Kentucky cornerback Fred Tiller has always been a basketball fan. “My first sport was basketball when I was 10 and it is still my favorite sport to this day,” said Tiller. “I knew I was better at football and would make a living out of football, so that it what I really focused …

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CB Fred Tiller doesn’t enjoy losing and still believes Cats can win

By LARRY VAUGHT Cornerback Fred Tiller doesn’t enjoy losing, and didn’t expect Kentucky to lose when he came here from Clinch County (Ga.). “I just came to play and win. I didn’t expect to go 2-10 last year. I never lost that many games in high school. I expected to win, and still do,” said the sophomore …

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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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Defensive coordinator Rick Minter predicts bright future for Kentucky defense

By LARRY VAUGHT Could Kentucky really beat Tennessee twice in a row in football? Could it really happen in years when Kentucky football has not been that god? Kentucky defensive coordinator Rick Minter says for that to happen, UK will have to slow down what he thinks might be the best offensive team that Kentucky …

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