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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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Phillips likes way freshmen secondary players continue to compete and tackle

By LARRY VAUGHT It’s not hard for Kentucky coach Joker Phillips to note what he likes best about the five true freshmen defensive backs the Wildcats have been forced to play this season because of injuries in the secondary. “They are doing a really good job competing. They are showing up every day and competing …

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Phillips praises play of freshman defenders and may shift Neloms back to safety to add depth

By EVAN CRANE, UK Media Relations Kentucky coach Joker Phillips continued to praise the efforts of three true freshman cornerbacks in J.D. Harmon, Fred Tiller and Cody Quinn. All three saw action last week against Florida and played aggressive, according to Phillips. The head coach said due to the injury of safety Ashely Lowery and …

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Freshman cornerback Fred Tiller on first game, team mentality, his future

By LARRY VAUGHT Freshman Fred Tiller was a standout receiver and cornerback in Georgia and an all-state high school selection last season who made a big impression during Kentucky’s preseason camp. He was one of six true freshmen to play for UK in Sunday’s 32-14 loss at Louisville. The backup cornerback had one tackle in his …

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