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Improving linebacker play helps Kentucky defense

By KEITH TAYLOR, Winchester Sun Kentucky’s defense hasn’t traditionally been known as a driving force behind the team’s success. In fact, the Wildcats’ defense hasn’t been known to make headlines. A year ago, the Wildcats had just three interceptions during a second-straight 2-10 campaign but have turned the corner this season with 11 pickoffs in …

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Kentucky has had a hard time replacing Avery Williamson

By LARRY VAUGHT Going into today’s game with Vanderbilt, how hard has it been for UK to replace linebacker Avery Williamson — who is now with the Tennessee Titans — after he led the Cats in tackles the two previous years? “He’s been hard to replace. He’s a guy that we knew going into the …

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Competition helped inspire Khalid Henderson to evaluate and improve

By LARRY VAUGHT Junior linebacker Khalid Henderson admits he was a bit miffed in the preseason when so much attention was focused on junior college transfer Ryan Flanigan and what he would add as Kentucky’s starting linebacker. “It did motivate me. It put me on an island where I did have to check and evaluate …

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Improving Josh Forrest feels he has been doing his part

By LARRY VAUGHT He has 20 tackles, including 2.5 for loss, in Kentucky’s three games as the Wildcats prepare to host Vanderbilt Saturday in hopes of ending a 16-game Southeastern Conference losing streak. “I feel like I have been doing my part and all my focus is on handling my part and doing my responsibility and …

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More photos from Kentucky’s 59-14 win over UT-Martin

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Competition within positions, versatility mark this year’s linebacking corps

By ASHLEY SCOBY Replacing linebackers has never been a small feat at Kentucky. Avery Williamson became the leader of the linebacking corps after Danny Trevathan moved onto a starting spot with the Denver Broncos. Before that, fans were worried about replacing Braxton Kelley. And before Kelley put together his solid senior season, the question had …

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Kentucky still not saying whether Ryan Flannigan or Khalid Henderson will start at LB

By LARRY VAUGHT Defensive coordinator D.J. Eliot says junior college transfer Ryan Flanigan is “right where I expected him to be” in his quest to be a starting linebacker Saturday. “He has transitioned well. He’s picking up the defense. He’s physically right where he needs to be. He’s right on track,” Eliot said. But will …

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Will Ryan Flannigan or Khalid Henderson win a starting linebacker spot

By LARRY VAUGHT Once he got the starting quarterback settled, Kentucky coach Mark Stoops admitted he would like for linebacker to be the next unit settled. One key battle has been between Khalid Henderson, junior college transfer Ryan Flannigan and former safety Daron Blaylock. “We have some guys that have done some nice things. We …

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