Football

Taking A Closer Look At UK Football's 2018 Class

02/23/2017 08:00 PM

Kentucky football picked up two 2018 commitments from the same high school this week in wide receiver Marvin Alexander and defensive end Davoan Hawkins. Alexander and Hawkins join quarterback Jarren Williams in the 2018 class. Justin Rowland of Cats Illustrated joins KSTV to give a scouting report on the newest commits, discusses just how committed Williams is to UK, an upcoming junior day at UK and who on the current roster needs to see improvement in spring. Watch the full interview here:  Read more 

Breaking down UK football's newest hires

02/09/2017 08:32 PM

Photo: UK Athletics.com According to reports, Mark Stoops has added two new assistant coaches to his staff. FootballScoop.com is reporting that North Texas defensive line coach Derrick LeBlanc has accepted the same role at Kentucky, while Joe Mussatto of SECCountry.com says former EKU coach Dean Hood will be UK’s special teams coordinator. KSTV’s TJ Beisner talked with Justin Rowland of Cats Illustrated about the newest additions.  Read more 

Derrick LeBlanc expected to be hired as UK's defensive line coach

02/09/2017 02:18 PM

FootballScoop.com has reported that North Texas defensive line coach Derrick LeBlanc is joining the Kentucky staff in a similar position LeBlanc is replacing Jimmy Brumbaugh, who took a co-defensive coordinator position at Maryland on Sunday. Besides North Texas, LeBlanc has coached at Southern Miss, Wyoming, LSU and Pearl River College.  Read more 

Jacob Tamme: "I'm certainly thankful to be a part of a team like this"

02/03/2017 06:05 PM

Former Kentucky tight end Jacob Tamme is hoping to win his first Super Bowl this weekend as his Atlanta Falcons face the New England Patriots. This is Tamme’s third super bowl appearance with his third team, but he is still looking for his first ring. Tamme helped get the Indianapolis Colts and the Denver Broncos each to a Super Bowl. Those teams, both lead by the legendary Peyton Manning, were unable to come away with a victory. This Super Bowl... Read more 

Evaluating Kentucky's 2017 Class

02/01/2017 09:54 PM

Kentucky football welcomed 24 signees to its 2017 class today. Former Kentucky offensive lineman Justin Jeffries joined TJ Beisner and Bradley McKee to take a closer look at the class. You can find full bios for every signee here.  Read more 

Meet the Wildcats: Four-star Athlete Tyrell Aijan

02/01/2017 09:49 PM

There are multiple signees in Kentucky’s 2017 class that are two-sport athletes in high school. One of those is Tyrell Aijan, a four-star athlete from Mansfield, Ohio. Aijan is expected to be one of the most explosive athletes in this class and he is continuing to prove his athleticism on the basketball court this season. Aijan is the leading scorer for the Madison Comprehensive high school boys basketball team. Our Kaci Kust spent some time with Aijan this week, as... Read more 

Mark Stoops: "I'd say by far it's our best class, period."

02/01/2017 09:28 PM

Mark Stoops’ fifth signing day was a success. Kentucky signed all 24 of its commitments and finished with the No. 26 class in the country, according to Rivals.com. Stoops addressed the media earlier today and he had a lot to say about the class that hethinks is the best Kentucky has ever had.  Read more 

UK Football | National Signing Day Updates

02/01/2017 08:13 AM

National Signing Day is here as Mark Stoops officially welcomes his 2017 class. This post will be updated throughout the day as players sign their letters of intent. EARLY ENROLLEES Danny Clark, Quarterback, Columbus, Ohio Rated as the No. 17 pro-style quarterback in the 2017 class by Rivals.com, Clark is a three-star prospect. The Columbus, Ohio native was committed to Ohio State for three years before decommitting as Ohio State kept recruiting other quarterbacks. Clark enjoyed a strong high school career,... Read more 

Matt House promoted to Defensive Coordinator

01/30/2017 05:34 PM

Mark Stoops has made a decision on who he wants to take over the Kentucky defense going forward. Instead of hiring outside of the program, Stoops stayed in-house and promoted inside linebackers/special teams coach Matt House as the new leader of the defense. This is House’s third time serving as a defensive coordinator. He spent two seasons as the DC at Pittsburgh and one at Florida International. “I’m very excited to name Matt our defensive coordinator,” Stoops said. “He brings... Read more 

Kentucky's early enrollees are excited to help the team get to the next level

01/27/2017 08:30 PM

Kentucky’s seven early enrollees spoke with the media this morning. The newest Wildcats have been on campus since early January and are using this semester as an opportunity to have a leg up on the rest of the 2017 class. Here are all the early enrollees: Danny Clark, Quarterback, Columbus, Ohio Jamin Davis, Linebacker, Ludowici, Ga. Cedric Dort Jr., Defensive Back, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Lonnie Johnson Jr., Defensive Back, Gary, Ind. Bryant Koback, Running Back, Holland, Ohio Clevan Thomas, Wide Receiver, Miami,... Read more 

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