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Freshman WR Dorian Baker out with knee injury

Freshman receiver Dorian Baker will not play for Kentucky at Louisville Saturday due to a knee injury. “Yeah, he got hurt last week, so he’s done for the year.  He’s going to need surgery,” Stoops said Monday. If UK beats Louisville, it would be bowl eligible but Stoops said he would not be able to …

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Mark Stoops there was no “magic wand” to fix UK football

After a 2-10 season, was it more difficult for Kentucky coach Mark Stoops to keep himself patient in his plan or to convince others around UK that the plan was still the right plan? “I think both is correct. I think it is a challenge to yourself sometimes, because nobody likes losing. I said it …

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Is beating Louisville bigger for extra bowl practices or program perception?

By LARRY VAUGHT After starting the season 5-1 and on the verge of being bowl eligible, UK has lost six straight Southeastern Conference games and now must win at Louisville Nov. 29 to be eligible to play in a bowl game. If Kentucky gets bowl eligible, it will also get an extra 15 practice sessions. However, …

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Mark Stoops: “But we’re excited. That’s the good news”

What does Mark Stoops think it will take for his team to win at Louisville Nov. 29? Here’s what he said after Saturday’s loss at Tennessee: “We got to get back and refocus. Like I said, I think a little bit of healing up will help us. They need a little bit of time to …

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Mark Stoops does not believe team has quit, says he his proud of team

By LARRY VAUGHT LEXINGTON — Has Mark Stoops lost this Kentucky football team? After a 5-1 start, the Wildcats now 5-6 heading into an open week before they close the season at Louisville in a must-win situation to get bowl eligible. They are coming off a 63-31 loss to Georgia followed by a 50-14 loss …

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Kentucky loses to Tennessee

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Stoops says players bounce back from loss easier than coaches who “live and die” with results

By LARRY VAUGHT Kentucky coach Mark Stoops believes his players have bounced back emotionally from the 63-31 loss to Georgia as they get set to play Tennessee Saturday afternoon. “I’ve seen good habits. Good energy, good work ethic. I see no lingering effects of a bad game and a few games here in a row. …

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Mark Stoops believes recent losses combination of injuries, competition, fatigue

By LARRY VAUGHT On the SEC teleconference Wednesday, Kentucky coach Mark Stoops was asked if UK’s recent losses were indicative of injuries, better competition, being tired? Here’s what Stoops said: “I think it’s a combination of all the things you just touched on. I think it’s the competition level of those teams and what they’re …

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