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UK offensive coordinator Neal Brown likes the “potential” he sees for playmakers on offense

By LARRY VAUGHT Kentucky offensive coordinator Neal Brown is not one to make bold predictions. Never had, never will. However, he likes the playmakers he has on offense this week. “They are improved. I really like the guys’ potential that we have,” he said. Then he warned: “With potential being the key word” because of …

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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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Neal Brown on fullback D.J. Warren: “He’s hard, tough guy. He doesn’t wilt”

By LARRY VAUGHT Fullback D.J. Warren didn’t figure often into Kentucky’s offensive plans last year. With the running game expecting to be a bigger part of the offense this year, offensive coordinator Neal Brown said Tuesday that Warren will “play a lot” this season. “He’ll be more active than he was last year. He’s more …

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Patrick Towles feels like he “can play free” now that he is the starter

By LARRY VAUGHT The first time Patrick Towles got into a game at Kentucky, he led a touchdown drive against Mississippi State in 2012 that had many expecting him to take over at quarterback. Instead, he got hurt, played sparingly the rest of the season and then was redshirted last year. Now he’s won the …

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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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Mark Stoops most proud of way QB Patrick Towles went to work to become starter

By LARRY VAUGHT LEXINGTON — After coach Mark Stoops and offensive coordinator analyzed data going back to Kentucky’s winter workouts and through Saturday’s scrimmage, they came to the conclusion that sophomore Patrick Towles should be the starting quarterback. Stoops announced the decision on Twitter before Monday’s open practice not long after he had messed with …

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Ryan Timmons on Neal Brown: “He’s hard coach, but that’s what you need”

By LARRY VAUGHT Question: Is offensive coordinator Neal Brown different as a coach than the guy that recruited you? Ryan Timmons: “He is a lot different. The recruitment is obviously nice, but we are business and serious on the field. His anger and frustrations come out a little more than I thought it would be, but …

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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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