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JoJo Kemp making sure that freshmen focus at all times

By LARRY VAUGHT JoJo Kemp leaned on senior running back Raymond Sanders for advice last year as a true freshman. Now he’s trying to return the favor for freshmen Mikel Horton and Stanley “Boom” Williams. “When they are in the team room or position room,  I make sure they are focusing and not joking around,” Kemp …

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Mikel Horton almost always keeps a football in his arms

By MIKE MARSEE, Advocate-Messenger LEXINGTON — Dozens of players were being interviewed at Kentucky’s media day, but only one of them had a football. Perhaps it should come as no surprise that that was Mikel Horton, the freshman running back who takes ball security a little more seriously than most. Horton doesn’t carry a football …

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RB Mikel Horton learning how to be physically, mentally prepared for SEC

By LARRY VAUGHT He was ranked as the No. 3 prospect in Ohio and No. 12 running back in the nation by Rivals.com after his career at Lakota West High School that ended with him rushing for 1,203 yards and 13 touchdowns in 2013. Yet Kentucky freshman running back Mike Horton admits he’s learned a …

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UK running back JoJo Kemp: “We’re trying to change the program around”

By LARRY VAUGHT After spring practice ended, freshman running back JoJo Kemp said the Wildcats just wanted to “compete and have fun and just play” as part of the process to make progress for next season. But what is most interesting is how Kemp, who has never backed off his belief that UK can win …

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Neal Brown on Cards, running backs, tight end, defense, offensive line and more

By LARRY VAUGHT Kentucky offensive coordinator didn’t hold back before UK’s Blue-White Game when he was asked about the impact of last year’s attendance on recruiting. “There’s no NFL team. So UK athletics is it. The other team (Louisville) doesn’t want to hear that, but it’s it. We’re the show in town, in the state,” …

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Bud Dupree, JoJo Kemp on Kentucky’s Blue-White Game

Both defensive end Bud Dupree and running back JoJo Kemp had a lot to say after Saturday’s Blue-White Game. Here are a few of their comments: Bud  Dupree On how different the team’s performance was on the field compared to last year’s Spring Game… “What do you all think? We did a lot of hard …

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Patrick Towles knows he must keep improving despite spring game performance

By LARRY VAUGHT LEXINGTON —Patrick Towles doesn’t know if he did enough to lay claim to the starting quarterback job, but he was pleased with the way he played in Saturday’s Blue-White Game that ended Kentucky’s spring practice. “All I can do is worry about what I am doing and continuing to try and get …

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Neal Brown says two backs “have kind of raised themselves” above others

By LARRY VAUGHT Kentucky offensive coordinator Neal Brown noted Friday that there has been some separation in the running back competition. “Two guys have kind of raised themselves. Jojo (Kemp) and Braylon (Heard) have kind of performed the best so far this spring. I’m interested to see how it looks when the lights come on …

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