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Neal Brown will throw a lot at UK quarterbacks quickly to determine who is No. 1

By LARRY VAUGHT Maybe he only did it because he knew he was meeting with the media before the Greater Louisville Alumni Association luncheon Friday in Louisville, but offensive coordinator Neal Brown met with quarterbacks Reese Phillips, Maxwell Smith, Drew Barker and Patrick Towles Friday morning. “I’ve got a good feel for how they learn, …

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Mark Stoops says there might be QB pecking order, but no one has won job yet

By LARRY VAUGHT HOOVER, Ala. — Mark Stoops would love to have a quarterback take control of the position and make it obvious he should be the starter. “I would love to have somebody take the job,” said Stoops during the Southeastern Conference Media Days here Thursday. “But I am not going to force a …

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College football analyst Tony Barnhart sees valid reasons for UK fans to be excited

By LARRY VAUGHT HOOVER, Ala. — Tony Barnhart understands that Kentucky has won just two games — and no Southeastern Conference games — the last two years. However, Barnhart, a former college football reporter for ESPN and now a college football insider for CBS Sports and the SEC Network, can see reasons for UK fans …

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Auburn coach says any first-year starting quarterback will have “growing pains”

By LARRY VAUGHT HOOVER, Ala. — Auburn used the no-huddle offense last year to win the 2013 SEC championship after going 0-8 in Southeastern Conference play in 2012. “We’ve been running this offense system since 1996 and had success. I think if you look around the country, a lot of college teams are playing fast. …

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UK offensive coordinator Neal Brown offers insights on Kentucky quarterbacks

Question: Can all three of the potential starting quarterbacks — Reese Phillips, Patrick Towles, Drew Barker — make the throws necessary to move the chains and stretch the field?  Who in your opinion of the three potential quarterbacks has the best overall understanding of your offense? UK offensive coordinator Neal Brown: “I think they are …

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What intrigues media members the most about upcoming UK football season

By LARRY VAUGHT With the Southeastern Conference Football Media Days scheduled to start Monday, various statewide media members were asked what intrigues them the most about the upcoming Kentucky football season. Coach Mark Stoops is coming off a 2-10 finish in his first season with the Wildcats and is optimistic this season will be better …

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UK offensive coordinator Neal Brown likes talent at quarterback but knows there will be ups and downs

By LARRY VAUGHT LOUISVILLE — Kentucky offensive coordinator Neal Brown said he would like to see improvement “as quickly as possible” but insists the overall program is in a “good spot” now. “Things are going well recruiting-wise. With renovations at the stadium, Commonwealth (Stadium) will be a little bit of a mess this year but …

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Jared Lorenzen: Wildcats just “need the quarterback to be good”

By LARRY VAUGHT Jared Lorenzen believes offensive coordinator Neal Brown knows “exactly” what he wants in a starting quarterback. “I don’t know what that is and nobody does by Neal and coach (Mark) Stoops,”  Lorenzen said. “They are looking for whatever in this guy, but they know what that is. Everybody shows a little something …

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