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The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

Kentucky’s Jordan Wright speaks into a megaphone during the UK football media day on Friday, Aug. 6, 2021, at Kroger Field in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Who’s expected to step up in UK’s pass rush and secondary?

Barkley Truax August 19, 2021

The two biggest question marks defensively for Kentucky this season are their pass rush and their skill in the secondary.At the end of last season, Kentucky’s pass rush was ranked 113th out of 126 FBS...

Kentucky running back Benny Snell Jr. is pushed out of bounds right before scoring a touchdown during the game against Ole Miss on Saturday, November 4, 2017 in Lexington, Ky. Kentucky lost the game 37-34. Photo by Carter Gossett | Staff

Week Two Preview Questions from Daily Mississippian

Braden Ramsey October 2, 2020

In a series similar to the Kernel's Across the (By)Line, the Daily Mississippian asked Kernel editor Braden Ramsey some questions on this weekend's matchup. You can see his thoughts on the Cats through...

Kentucky Wildcats linebacker Jordan Wright (15) sacks UT Martin quarterback John Bachus during the University of Kentucky vs. UT Martin football game on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, at Kroger Field in Lexington, Kentucky. UK defeated UT Martin 50-7. Photo by Rick Childress | Staff

Jordan Wright, Kelvin Joseph ready to step into big roles

Eric Decker September 10, 2020

The coaching staff has stressed the importance of veteran leadership for an upcoming season plagued by the effects of Covid-19. Fortunately, the Cats return more than half of their defensive starters from...

Kentucky defensive back Brandin Echols fights for the football during the game against Florida on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, at Kroger Field in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky lost 29-21. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

Kentucky’s Secondary primed for a big 2020 Season

Eric Decker September 3, 2020

A somewhat underappreciated story within an otherwise wildly unorthodox University of Kentucky football season is the utterly elite performance of the Wildcat secondary in 2019. The defensive backfield...

Kentucky Wildcats nose tackle Quinton Bohanna (95) and Kentucky Wildcats defensive end T.J. Carter (90) celebrate after a sack during the University of Kentucky vs. UT Martin football game on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, at Kroger Field in Lexington, Kentucky. UK won 50-7. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Kentucky defense aims to raise the bar even higher in 2020

Eric Decker August 20, 2020

If anyone thought the modified ten-game conference schedule would waver confidence within the Kentucky locker room, the players inside sure aren’t worried about it.This Kentucky defense may arguably...

Kentucky Wildcats safety Jordan Griffin (3) high fives his teammates during the UK vs Toledo football game on Saturday, August 31, 2019 at Kroger Field in Lexington, Kentucky. UK won 38-24. Photo by Victoria Rogers | Staff

How faith saved Jordan Griffin’s UK football career

Mohammad Ahmad October 1, 2019

Faith is Kentucky Football safety Jordan Griffin’s lifeline.But just over a year ago, that lifeline was in jeopardy and so was Griffin’s desire to play football.“At one point, I just felt like I...

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