Mark Stoops practice notes Aug. 31

UK head coach Mark Stoops talks to cornerback Fred Tiller during the second half of the University of Kentucky vs. Vanderbilt University football game at Vanderbilt Stadium in Nashville, Tenn., on Saturday, November 16, 2013. Vanderbilt won 22-6. Photo by Tessa Lighty | Staff

By Derek Terry dterry@kykernel.com Game week is here for the UK football team. Head coach Mark Stoops met with the media on Monday afternoon to discuss the Cats upcoming battle with Louisiana Lafayette. Suspensions  Stoops announced that senior defensive tackle C.J. Johnson and sophomore right tackle Kyle Meadows are both suspended for the opener. Stoops […]

UK football releases depth chart for opener

By Derek Terry dterry@kykernel.com Four true freshmen listed as starters headline UK’s depth chart for the season opener against Louisiana Lafayette on Saturday. Tight end C.J. Conrad, right tackle George Asafo-Adjei, cornerback Chris Westry and kick returner Sihiem King are all listed as starters for the opener. Other freshmen listed in the two-deep include defensive […]

Former UK receiver Randall Cobb sprains AC joint

Detroit Lions' Chris Houston (23) tackles the Green Bay Packers' Randall Cobb during first quarter action Sunday, November 18, 2012 at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan. (Kirthmon F. Dozier/Detroit Free Press/MCT)

By Derek Terry dterry@kykernel.com Former UK standout and Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb avoided a major scare on Saturday after leaving the Packers preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles with a shoulder injury. Initial reports feared that Cobb had a broken collarbone, but the Packers announced on Sunday afternoon that an MRI showed that […]

Ryan Timmons looks for consistency while transforming into a leader

UK Football vs. Ohio

By Derek Terry dterry@kykernel.com For UK wide receiver Ryan Timmons, the search for consistency continues into his junior year. Statistically, it’s difficult to find a receiver who has been better than Timmons the last two seasons. The Frankfort, Ky., native led the team in receptions in 2014 with 45 passes for 536 yards and two […]

Dawson pleased with progress in fall camp

Center Jon Toth waits for the whistle during the University of Kentucky's home opening football game against Miami (Ohio) at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington, Ky., on Sunday, September 8, 2013. Photo by Eleanor Hasken | Staff

By Derek Terry dterry@kykernel.com With game plans for the season opener against Louisiana Lafayette set to begin on Wednesday, the UK football team had to make it through one more monotonous practice on Tuesday. It was an offensive day for the media, meaning head coach Mark Stoops did not meet with the media. Here are […]

Monday thoughts: Renovation doesn’t guarantee victory

Commonwealth Stadium during the UK vs. UofL in Lexington, Ky., on Saturday, September 14, 2013. Photo by Michael Reaves | Staff

By Joshua Huff jhuff@kykernel.com Standing on the UK football practice fields, the rise of the refaced Commonwealth Stadium can be seen through the summer haze shimmering on the Tim Couch Practice Fields. The players glance over at the visually dominant stadium through their tired eyes and envision taking to the field in front of thousands […]

UK football loses two on defense

Kentucky head coach Mark Stoops looks on during the first half of the University of Kentucky vs. University of Tennessee Martin football game at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington, Ky., on Saturday, August 30, 2014. Kentucky defeated Tennessee Martin 59-14. Photo by Michael Reaves | Staff

By Derek Terry dterry@kykernel.com UK announced on Monday afternoon that two football players have decided to transfer from the program. Junior cornerback Jaleel Hytchye, who was Mark Stoops’ first high school commitment in Jan. 2013, and freshman redshirt Dorian Hendrix are leaving the program. Hytchye played in eight games as a true freshman and made […]

Making time for smiles

UK football players cheer as Brandon Hignite (center) scores in the net at the Tim Couch Practice Fields at the Nutter Training Facility  in Lexington, Ky. on Sunday, August 23, 2015. Photo by Michael Reaves | Staff.

By Derek Terry dterry@kykernel.com  @DTerryKernel  Brandon Hignite of the Lexington Colts drops back to pass. His target is nearly 10 yards down field, but the eyes of UK quarterback Patrick Towles are squarely on him. Time after time, Hignite releases the ball but to no avail. Finally, the strike from Hignite hits the target. Several […]