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UK football seniors think Wildcats will not need to wait for wins to come on the field

Logic dictates the 2013 season will be a rebuilding one for the UK football team.   [widgets_on_pages id=”Jon”] Among the first-team players listed on the first 2013 UK in-season depth chart released Monday, only eight started in at least half of UK’s games last season. Those returners also face a difficult learning curve as a new coaching staff implements entirely new schemes...

Mark Stoops and staff face plenty of questions with first UK fall camp set to open Monday

UK play-by-plan man Tom Leach moderates a panel discussion with Mark Stoops, D. J. Eliot, Neal Brown and Bradley Dale Peveto during Friday’s 2013 Kickoff Luncheon. (Photo by Jon Hale)   UK’s fall football camp officially opens Monday with the team’s first practice after players report to campus on Sunday.   [widgets_on_pages id=”Jon”] After the players have endured...

Wesley Eversole: Mark Stoops experiencing unprecedented recruiting success for UK

On Thursday, the UK football program received possibly its biggest commitment for the 2014 recruiting class to date, when Stanley Williams, the top ranked all-purpose back in the nation according to Rivals.com, committed to play for the Cats and head coach Mark Stoops.   Williams’ commitment moved Kentucky’s 2014 recruiting class up to No. 3 in the nation. Since Rivals.com first began ranking...

Stoops, staff use prior connections to hit the ground running in recruiting first class to UK

Mark Stoops addresses the media on National Signing Day. (Photo by Jon Hale)   When assembling a recruiting class as quickly as Mark Stoops and his staff had to with just a few months between arriving in Lexington and National Signing Day, coaches are quick to rely on their previous relationships.   [widgets_on_pages id=”Jon”] Those relationships paid off with a couple of junior...

Mark Stoops wastes no time in assembling first impressive recruiting class as head coach

  When Mark Stoops was tabbed to be the next UK football coach in late November, some wondered if he had enough time to assemble a highly touted recruiting class in 2013.   [widgets_on_pages id=”Jon”] Turns out he needed an extra 20 minutes.   Stoops announced the 22-man class — which included eight verbal commitments made to Joker Phillips‘ staff — Wednesday...