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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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D.J. Eliot counting on Stamps; more on Khalid Henderson, Bud Dupree, Blake McClain, J.D. Harmon, Regie Meant

By LARRY VAUGHT Kentucky’s defense had just two interceptions last season, a number that defensive coordinator D.J. Eliot knows must improve in 2014 for UK to become more competitive. “We’ve got to make the plays, and we’ve got to put them in position to make the plays,” said Eliot after Monday’s practice. “It’s something that …

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Williamson to teammates: “Just be more aggressive”

By LARRY VAUGHT Linebacker Avery Williamson, Kentucky’s leading tackler last season, said it wasn’t hard to see why Western Kentucky amassed 487 yards and was able to run 75 plays in last week’s 35-26 win over UK. “Just a lot of missed assignments and guys not being in the right spots, including myself,” said Williamson, …

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LB Khalid Henderson: “There were a lot of shameful moments” last season

By LARRY VAUGHT Kentucky senior tight end Jordan Aumiller didn’t mince words about UK’s 2-10 season in 2012 that cost coach Joker Phillips and his staff their jobs when he said it wasn’t “fun for any UK fan or player.” But will this year be different? Kentucky coach Mark Stoops is facing a schedule loaded with …

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One reason Khalid Henderson came to Kentucky was to follow in Avery Williamson’s footsteps

By LARRY VAUGHT Having senior Avery Williamson, UK’s top tackler last season, anchoring the middle linebacker spot helps sophomore Khalid Henderson, an outside linebacker, in a lot of ways. “He is a great leader. He told us this summer it was his senior year and he wanted to go out on top and I am …

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Khalid Henderson: UK linebackers motivated to show they can be vital part of successful defense

By LARRY VAUGHT Khalid Henderson knows there are questions about Kentucky’s linebackers other than Avery Williamson, the team’s top tackler last season, going into this year. However, he also says other players are using that as motivation. “It motivates us, but we know we are the quarterback of the defense and that everything will come …

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Upset Stoops after “wasted practice” says team has to “have some more pride about what we do”

By LARRY VAUGHT Kentucky players got to see the angry side of coach Mark Stoops Friday. For the first time since he was hired in December, Stoops was not happy with his team’s effort in practice and did not mince words about it. “Very poor day, to be honest with you. Very frustrated. Had to …

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LB Khalid Henderson says bad communication hurt defense last year, but new system is simplistic and better for players

By LARRY VAUGHT He played in all 12 games last season as a reserve linebacker and special teams player, but now Kentucky sophomore Khalid Henderson is expecting more. “I know more about what to expect and what I can do,” said Henderson, who made 26 tackles in 2012. He had five tackles against both Vanderbilt …

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