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Balance of West Virginia’s offense one reason Mark Stoops hired Shannon Dawson

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Shannon Dawson, offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at West Virginia University, will join the Kentucky football staff in the same roles, Head Coach Mark Stoops announced Friday. “I’m very excited to bring Shannon Dawson to the University of Kentucky,” Stoops said. “He has done a great job in helping build programs to …

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Damien Harris “really close with coaches at Kentucky”

By LARRY VAUGHT Damien Harris insists that even though some believe his college choices are down to Alabama and Ohio State, he still has interest in Ohio State, Texas A&M and Florida. “I definitely look at those two heavily. Ohio State got a commitment from another running back. Florida not having (fired coach Will) Muschamp …

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Zy’Aire Hughes still fully committed to UK even after Neal Brown’s departure

By LARRY VAUGHT BENTON — McCracken County junior Zy’Aire Hughes verbally committed to Kentucky in large part because of offensive coordinator Neal Brown. However, even with Brown’s departure to Troy University as head coach, Hughes said here Saturday that he remains a UK commit. “I have been doing some thinking. He was a big impact on my …

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Former QB Freddie Maggard says Neal Brown “left UK much better” than when he arrived

By LARRY VAUGHT Former Kentucky quarterback Freddie Maggard says offensive coordinator Neal Brown had no choice but to leave Kentucky to become the new head coach at Troy. “Any time a coordinator can become head coach, it’s a positive. He’s ready,” said Maggard. He said it was “not a surprise” that Brown, who came to …

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Woodford OL Drake Jackson has “great relationship” with Schlarman, will make decision Dec. 13

By LARRY VAUGHT He’s not ready to reveal quite yet where he’ll play his college football, but Woodford County junior Drake Jackson — the top-rated center in the 2016 recruiting class in some rankings — has decided to announce his college choice Dec. 13. He posted on Twitter than Kentucky, Ohio State, Tennessee and Alabama …

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Stoops remains convinced that Kentucky improved and will continue to improve

By LARRY VAUGHT All Kentucky had to do was win one of its final six games to become bowl eligible, but coach Mark Stoops’ team could not do that. Instead, last week’s 44-40 loss at Louisville ended a 5-7 season in Stoops’ second year and has the coach thinking about what lies ahead. “As you …

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Neal Brown on Mark Stoops: “He is a tremendous man. He is doing a great job.”

By LARRY VAUGHT Former Kentucky offensive coordinator Neal Brown had several things to say about Kentucky coach Mark Stoops during his press conference Monday when he was introduced as the new head coach at Troy University. “I also want to spend a minute to talk about Mark Stoops. He is a tremendous man,” said Brown. …

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Stoops admits several plays will “haunt” UK in 44-40 loss to Cards

By LARRY VAUGHT LOUISVILLE — No matter what had happened before or during the game, Kentucky had a chance to beat Louisville here Saturday. Forget the pregame scuffle between players that coaches and officials had to rush on the field to break up — three times. Forget the quick 13-0 lead UK got thanks to its …

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