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A.J. Stamps, J.D. Harmon could bolster UK’s chance to increase interceptions

By LARRY VAUGHT Creating more turnovers, especially interceptions, has been a point of emphasis for UK’s defense in spring practice. “We always track our turnovers, and not only do we track the ones that we get, we track the ones that we should’ve gotten, and we make the corrections on that. And I think that …

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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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What redshirt players have chance to help, maybe start, for Stoops next year?

By LARRY VAUGHT While Kentucky has played a lot of true freshmen this season, coach Mark Stoops says there are also players being redshirted who could have played this season and easily could start next season. “Some of the linemen (could start). Ramsey’s a guy that jumps out, Ramsey Meyers, right away. He’s got good …

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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 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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High school coach says CB J.D. Harmon has to look “at himself in mirror” for not being on team

By LARRY VAUGHT One of the few feel-good stories about Kentucky’s 2012 football season was the emergence of Paducah Tilghman walk-on cornerback J.D. Harmon. Not only did he get to play in all 12 games in the 2-10 season, but he started the final three games. He led the team in interceptions (two) and tied for …

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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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Walk-on CB Harmon paying the price for his success at Kentucky but always believed he could play

By LARRY VAUGHT Because he didn’t accept Kentucky’s scholarship offer soon enough, J.D. Harmon had to make an even bigger sacrifice to join the football team as a walk-on player. He had academic scholarship money that he had to turn down to play football because if he had accepted it, he would have counted against …

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