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Mark Stoops on Cody Quinn, Josh Forrest, Kendall Randolph, J.D. Harmon, Blake McClain

By LARRY VAUGHT Kentucky coach Mark Stoops talked specifically about several players after Monday’s open practice. Here’s what he had to say: Freshman defensive back Kendall Randolph: “He’s one of those guys that you can tell right away that he comes from a great program in north Florida. And he’s been well coached, and he’s …

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D.J. Eliot says knowing what to do should help defense be better

LEXINGTON — Kentucky defensive coordinator D.J. Eliot said it’s fair to expect major statistical improvement from UK’s defense led by him and head coach Mark Stoops in their second year here. “Well, the first year you go in, and everything’s new to them. Every time they see something, it’s the first time they see it. …

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J.D. Harmon appreciates second chance he was given by Mark Stoops

By LARRY VAUGHT No one was happier to see the start of Kentucky’s preseason training camp than cornerback J.D. Harmon of Paducah. He was one of the feel-good stories from then coach Joker Phillips final season in 2012 when UK went 2-10. Not only did he get to play in all 12 games in the …

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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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