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Tight end Darryl Long, UK coaches understand benefit of redshirt season

By LARRY VAUGHT Darryl Long felt the one thing he can do best is “run (pass) routes real good” and he felt he did that when he got to Kentucky. But he also knew it would take more than that to get him on the field this year at tight end. “I  have just been …

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Mark Stoops looking for focus against No. 1 Mississippi State and talented QB

By LARRY VAUGHT If he has his way, Kentucky coach Mark Stoops would rather have his players overly excited about hosting No. 1 Mississippi State Saturday than not excited enough. “As I have said many times I would rather say whoa than giddy-up, so if we have a good practice and I got to hold …

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Mark Stoops knows it is important for his team to regain confidence to prepare for No. 1 Mississippi State

By LARRY VAUGHT After a surprising 5-1 start, Kentucky was no match for LSU on the road Saturday and lost 41-3 and now UK coach Mark Stoops admits that a rebuilding program could have its confidence impacted by that outcome. “Yeah, you worry about it and we need to address it because you’re going to …

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Boom Williams not yet cleared to play or practice

By LARRY VAUGHT Kentucky coach Mark Stoops said Monday that freshman running back Boom Williams, who suffered a head injury at LSU Saturday, has not been cleared to play. “Things look better, not cleared to play yet, obviously.  I’ll wait until the doctors tell me he can get on the field but, I think, yeah, …

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Marcus McWilson says Cats did not have normal “intensity and energy” to start LSU game

By LARRY VAUGHT Special teams miscues put Kentucky in trouble against LSU immediately and then the Wildcats could not consistently stop the Tigers’ running game or generate any consistent offense in Saturday night’s 41-3 loss to host LSU. It was a dose of reality for Kentucky after a surprising 5-1 start and reminder why LSU has …

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Mark Stoops likes way team has “been pretty focused all week”

By LARRY VAUGHT Mark Stoops knows that midseason games can sometimes be a time for players to have a natural letdown, especially if the season is not going well. “I think we’re right in the middle of the season, and the monotony of going through a tough season kind of sets in with everybody. So …

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LSU running back Leonard Fournette impresses Stoops, Eliot with his power and speed

By LARRY VAUGHT Freshman Leonard Fournette leads LSU in rushing with 504 yards — a 5.4 yard per carry average — and six touchdowns going into Saturday night’s game with Kentucky in Baton Rouge. “He is a very, very, very good tailback. He is extremely athletic but yet has size where he can run you …

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Mark Stoops excited about Thursday night home game, knows it can help recruiting

By LARRY VAUGHT Kentucky Coach Mark Stoops said Wednesday that he has not looked ahead that much as UK’s 2015 schedule that was announced Tuesday night and includes eight home games. “I really looked at it a little bit here and there, but haven’t paid much attention to it, to be honest with you. Our …

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