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Mark Stoops on Patrick Towles, run defense, Missouri offense and more

By LARRY VAUGHT Kentucky coach Mark Stoops sees Missouri as a team with talent that plays well — and also has bad games like most teams in the country. That’s how he explains Missouri losing at home to Indiana and being blown out by Georgia even though star running back Todd Gurley was suspended but …

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Mark Stoops calls play of Jabari Johnson “a great story”

By LARRY VAUGHT The play of Jabari Johnson the last two weeks — against the two best teams Kentucky has played — has been nothing short of remarkable after he was barely used the first six games. “I think it’s a great story for a guy like Jabari. A year ago when we first got …

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Mark Stoops offers no excuses for loss, but remains confident in team fight, attitude

By LARRY VAUGHT LEXINGTON — Mark Stoops made no excuses after No. 1 Mississippi State beat Kentucky 45-31. He didn’t mention the four fumbles Mississippi State had — and recovered them all. He didn’t complain about the onside kick try that was returned for a touchdown by the Bulldogs. He understood why the Bulldogs were …

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SEC Nation hosts noticing the changes in Kentucky football program

By: ASHLEY SCOBY When Marcus Spears was a defensive end at LSU (2001-04), he and the rest of his Tigers team thought that Kentucky was a guaranteed W. Now, Spears, after a nine-year career in the NFL, has evolved into a host for SEC Nation, the SEC Network’s show broadcasting from Lexington this weekend before …

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Mark Stoops counting on “great environment” for Saturday’s game

By LARRY VAUGHT Kentucky coach Mark Stoops hopes Commonwealth Stadium will have a special atmosphere for Saturday’s game with No. 1 Mississippi State. “I think we’re starting to create a great environment at home and we’re looking forward to that, so obviously, always a lot nicer playing at home than at some of these venues …

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Stoops says no “easy way” to slow down Dak Prescott

By LARRY VAUGHT Kentucky coach Mark Stoops knows what problems Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott can put on his defense Saturday. “With what they do offensively, schematically and with a guy like Dak running their team it puts a lot of stress on a defense. There’s no easy way” Stoops said. “Any time you incorporate …

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Dan Mullen likes way Mark Stoops gets players “to play hard”

How does Mississippi State coach view the job UK coach Mark Stoops has done this year? “I think Mark Stoops has done a great job. The first thing you start with is getting guys to play hard. You can get the talent, but the guys have to play hard,” Mullen said. “They are playing hard …

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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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