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UK LB Avery Williamson: “It’s a lot easier when the guys see the coaches respecting you”

By LARRY VAUGHT He knows he’s being counted on not just a defensive leader, but as a team leader by coach Mark Stoops.  However, that suits Kentucky senior linebacker Avery Williamson. “I am used to it now. I have been doing it since last year. I feel like I have tried to be a leader since …

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Stoops knows good defense relies on what players, not coaches, know and can execute

By LARRY VAUGHT All spring Kentucky’s defensive players have talked about how much simpler the scheme is this year, but defensive coordinator D.J. Eliot says it is not that simple. So who is right? Today I asked coach Mark Stoops, a former defensive coordinator. Enjoy his answer: “It’s just a mindset. Believe me, we could …

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Rick Minter has parting shots at UK for throwing out lifer coach and says expectations got too high under Brooks

By LARRY VAUGHT While Kentucky coach Joker Phillips walked away with a smile on his face after his last game at UK, defensive coordinator Rick Minter didn’t exactly do the same and even offered some advice for the next coach — which is now Mark Stoops after the Florida State defensive coordinator was named head …

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Defensive coordinator Rick Minter predicts bright future for Kentucky defense

By LARRY VAUGHT Could Kentucky really beat Tennessee twice in a row in football? Could it really happen in years when Kentucky football has not been that god? Kentucky defensive coordinator Rick Minter says for that to happen, UK will have to slow down what he thinks might be the best offensive team that Kentucky …

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Phillips will not mention Florida losing streak, Minter says players forget losses quicker than coaches

By LARRY VAUGHT Two years ago Kentucky coach Joker Phillips and UK ended losing streaks against Steve Spurrier and South Carolina. Last year the Cats ended the nation’s longest single-team losing streak to Tennessee. Now UK has a chance to do the same at Florida Saturday. The Cats’ last win over Florida was 10-3 in 1986. Philips …

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UK coach Joker Phillips says relationship with Rick Minter is great and that everyone in program is on the same page

By LARRY VAUGHT Just as defensive coordinator Rick Minter did Tuesday, Kentucky coach Joker Phillips has denied a Kentucky Sports Radio report that there was a confrontation between him and Minter over UK’s defensive play at Louisville. When asked if he had strained relationship with Minter, Phillips said, “Strained? For what? Why would it be …

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Rick Minter denies having any confrontation with Joker Phillips over UK defense

By LARRY VAUGHT Kentucky defensive coordinator Rick Minter has not been pleased with the overall play of Kentucky’s defense. Apparently he was even less pleased with a report on Kentucky Sports Radio that there had been a significant confrontation between him and head coach Joker Phillips over changes that needed to be made on defense …

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Video: UK Defensive Coordinator Rick Minter on improvement and fun in games

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