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Safety Mike Edwards on campus but unlikely to play this year

By LARRY VAUGHT Cincinnati safety Mike Edwards, who was not expected to be at Kentucky until January after undergoing recent shoulder surgery, is now on campus. Kentucky coach Mark Stoops said today he had yet to see Edwards. “Matter of fact, they were supposed to stop by here today. He’s here for orientation, so I’ll …

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Patrick Towles admits Mark Stoops got him with initial QB news

By LARRY VAUGHT Patrick Towles said Tuesday that he didn’t know when to expect an announcement on who Kentucky’s starting quarterback would be. “The only thing I can worry about is how I’m playing. I felt like I gave everything I had. I gave 110 percent of what I got. I found peace in that, …

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Photos from UK Football open practice Monday

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Mark Stoops not ready to name a backup quarterback yet

By LARRY VAUGHT LEXINGTON — Now that Kentucky has named Patrick Towles the starting quarterback for the season-opening game Aug. 30 against UT-Martin, the next quarterback question is who will be the backup. True freshman Drew Barker and redshirt freshman Reese Phillips drew praise from both coach Mark Stoops and offensive coordinator Neal Brown Monday …

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Patrick Towles named starting UK quarterback

Sophomore Patrick Towles has been named the starting quarterback for the University of Kentucky football team, according to a tweet from coach Mark Stoops. The tweet from @UKCoachStoops read “After thorough evaluation and a hard fought competition, we are naming Patrick Towles as our starting quarterback.” Stoops followed that up on Twitter by saying, “This …

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Freshman LB Kobie Walker adjusting to UK, expects to bring more “DMV” players to UK

By MIKE MARSEE, Advocate-Messenger LEXINGTON — He wasn’t crazy about the early-morning workouts at the start of Kentucky’s preseason camp, but Kobie Walker said he handled them better than some of his teammates. The freshman linebacker said he would rather have slept in until, say, noon or so than get up at 4:45 a.m. during …

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Mark Stoops “more confident” than at any time last year

By LARRY VAUGHT If you are a Kentucky football fan looking for reasons to be optimistic going into the season, let coach Mark Stoops give you a confidence boost. “I feel very good. I feel much more confident obviously than any time last year. We’re much further along. They’ve been really good about going about …

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Jeff Badet injures eye when hit with tennis ball; Alex Montgomery still not ready to go

By LARRY VAUGHT Kentucky’s bad luck with keeping receivers healthy continues as Jeff Badet, who was coming back from a broken ankle, injured his eye when he was hit by a tennis ball during a drill. Last year Javess Blue was injured when he was hit in the eye with a football during pregame warumps …

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