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New UK offensive coordinator Shannon Dawson says he “can be successful anywhere”

By LARRY VAUGHT Shannon Dawson has not doubts that Kentucky can win in the Southeastern Conference. “I think I can be successful anywhere. Maybe I am naive to the point but I’ve taken over a couple of programs that didn’t win any games a year before and we were close to winning national championships at …

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Vince Marrow says Shannon Dawson is a “personable guy and go-getter”

By LARRY VAUGHT Kentucky recruiting coordinator Vince Marrow says he met new offensive coordinator Shannon Dawson over the holiday break. He said he liked the hire because “we still try to keep the same type of offense” and Dawson adds that stability. “I actually met him working out over the holidays, and (UK associate athletics …

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Mark Stoops knew it was important to keep continuity in UK offense

By LARRY VAUGHT Mark Stoops is not ready to say he’s fully committed to an Air Raid offense and doesn’t want to label new offensive coordinator Shannon Dawson that way. However, the Kentucky head coach did think it was important to stick with an offense similar to what Neal Brown put together for two years …

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Steve Spurrier a coaching candidate at Kentucky?

By LARRY VAUGHT Of all the possible coaching candidates to replace Neal Brown as Kentucky’s offensive coordinator, no UK fan could have expected Steve Spurrier’s  name to surface. But it has. Scott Roussel of Football Scoop has indicated that Steve Spurrier Jr. is a candidate to the next offensive coordinator. He’s the son of South …

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Connection with John Schlarman sold Drake Jackson on UK

By LARRY VAUGHT Drake Jackson says there was a lot to like about playing football at Alabama, Ohio State and Tennessee. However, those three schools did not have one thing that Kentucky did — offensive line coach John Schlarman. The Woodford County junior offensive lineman said the biggest reason he gave his verbal commitment to …

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Neal Brown adds former Wildcat Jon Sumrall to Troy coaching staff

TROY, Alabama – Troy football head coach Neal Brown announced Wednesday the hiring of Jon Sumrall as the program’s assistant head coach. Sumrall, who will also serve as a defensive assistant coach, joins the Troy staff after spending the last three seasons as the co-defensive coordinator at Tulane. “Jon is an up-and-comer in the profession …

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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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