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Not talking to new UK offensive coordinator yet not a “huge deal” to Damien Harris

By LARRY VAUGHT He’s yet to have a chance to speak to recently hired University of Kentucky offensive coordinator Shannon Dawson, but Madison Southern running back Damien Harris says that has not had an impact on the way he feels about UK. Harris, the nation’s top-ranked running back in the 2015 recruiting class, will make …

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Balance of West Virginia’s offense one reason Mark Stoops hired Shannon Dawson

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Shannon Dawson, offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at West Virginia University, will join the Kentucky football staff in the same roles, Head Coach Mark Stoops announced Friday. “I’m very excited to bring Shannon Dawson to the University of Kentucky,” Stoops said. “He has done a great job in helping build programs to …

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Dupree, MacGinnis, Forrest, Williams earn honors

Phil Steele, creator of one of the nation’s most informative preseason football magazines Phil Steele’s College Football, has released his All-America, All-Southeastern Conference and Freshman All-America Team with four Kentucky standouts earning honors on one of the three lists. Senior defensive lineman Bud Dupree was named third-team All-America and first-team All-SEC, while redshirt freshman kicker …

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Damien Harris “really close with coaches at Kentucky”

By LARRY VAUGHT Damien Harris insists that even though some believe his college choices are down to Alabama and Ohio State, he still has interest in Ohio State, Texas A&M and Florida. “I definitely look at those two heavily. Ohio State got a commitment from another running back. Florida not having (fired coach Will) Muschamp …

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FOXSports reporting that Shannon Dawson will be UK’s new offensive coordinator

Bruce Feldman, senior college football reporter and columnist for FOXSports.com, is one of several media members indicating tonight that a source has told him Kentucky’s next offensive coordinator will be Shannon Dawson of West Virginia. Dawson coached under former UK head coach Hal Mumme both at Southeastern Louisiana (2003-04) and New Mexico State (2005). Dawson …

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Drake Jackson on Damien Harris: “He has to find what is right for him”

By LARRY VAUGHT Madison Southern’s Damien Harris will receive the Paul Hornung Award today from the Louisville Quarterback Club. He’s still the nation’s No. 1 running back in several recruiting rankings and seems to have his college choices down to Alabama, Ohio State and Kentucky. If he picks UK in January when he commitment decision …

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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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North Carolina found out how good UK can be when making 3-pointers

By HAL  MORRIS, Advocate-Messenger North Carolina knew it exactly what it wanted Kentucky to do Saturday, launch it from 3-point range. “It was on the scouting report as something we wanted to let them do. Sometime if you tempt somebody to shoot enough, they’re going to make them. Devin Booker was struggling the last three …

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