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Denzil Ware tops list of players who impressed media

By LARRY VAUGHT

As part of a continuing series with media members who cover University of Kentucky football, here is a look at some of the players that impressed them the most this spring.

Question: Which player or players do you feel  made the biggest jump up during spring practice?

Mark Story, Lexington Herald-Leader: “Denzil Ware (15 tackles, five tackles for loss, four sacks) was the best player in the Blue-White game. It will be fascinating to see if that ability to disrupt from the defensive edge carries over to the fall against opponents’ first-team offensive lines.”

Timmons, Badet play way Stoops hopes they will next season

Jeff Badet, right, made plays coach Mark Stoops liked Saturday. (Vicky Graff Photo)
Jeff Badet, right, made plays coach Mark Stoops liked Saturday. (Vicky Graff Photo)

Jeff Badet, right, made plays coach Mark Stoops liked Saturday. (Vicky Graff Photo)

By LARRY VAUGHT

Two receivers — Ryan Timmons and Jeff Badet — who failed to match the expectations they had for themselves last year both showed in Saturday’s Blue-White Game that they can still be playmakers.

“We need him to,” Kentucky coach Mark Stoops said about Timmons. “He’s just been solid. He’s fundamentally getting better and better each day. Ryan, through the course of this spring and that, it was good to see him do it on the field today, in a game situation. Because Ryan’s really done some good things.

Hinshaw on Timmons: “He’s playing with great energy, great leadership”

By LARRY VAUGHT

Ryan Simmons seems to have been rejuvenated by the arrival of offensive coordinator Eddie Gran and coaches Darin Hinshaw and Lamar Thomas.

So what has happened to the former Franklin County star who had an impressive freshman season but has not had the same production the last two years?

“No. 1 being a senior, he’s been around a long time. And I’ll tell you this: He’s playing with great energy, great leadership, and he’s leading by example on the field, which is exactly what you want a senior doing. So that’s going to bring a lot,” Hinshaw said. “We still have a ways to go, but Timmons is definitely leading and doing a great job and we like that.”

Timmons one of biggest surprises of spring practice

Vicky Graff Photo
Vicky Graff Photo

Vicky Graff Photo

By LARRY VAUGHT

Ryan Timmons came to Kentucky as a highly-touted player in coach Mark Stoops’ first recruiting class. He had a solid freshman season when he was thrown immediately into action, but the last two years has not been the explosive receiver many expected him to be.

Apparently this spring the senior to be is starting to turn heads.

“I thought he really showed up today. He really showed up and had a really good scrimmage,” Stoops said after Saturday’s scrimmage. “He’s been very good this spring.

Mark Stoops on Horton, Westry, Bone, Conrad, Timmons

Blake Bone (Vick Graff Photo)
Blake Bone (Vick Graff Photo)

Blake Bone (Vick Graff Photo)

Here’s some more of what Kentucky coach Mark Stoops said after Saturday’s open practice.

On how much he likes the offense’s ability to run the ball: “You have to have that. You hear me talk about it and anybody – you watch enough football – you have to have some balance. I don’t care what the numbers say, but you have to have some physicality about you to get the tough yards and move it when you can and we’re seeing some of that.”