With Kentucky’s Sept. 3 opener with Southern Mississippi approaching, Mark Stoops says the battle between Grant McKinniss and Bryan Kirshe to be UK’s new punter is a case of “splitting hairs right now.”
The Pittsburgh Steelers’ Bud Dupree, who starred in college at the University of Kentucky, took up boxing while training during the offseason. “Boxing is a great way to improve hand speed,” he said. “It’s a big part of my game, so I needed that.”
Former University of Kentucky star DeMarcus Cousins scored 13 points and grabbed a game-high 15 rebounds as the United States routed Serbia 96-66 in the gold medal game at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
Kentucky running backs coach Eddie Gran used an unorthodox substitution pattern with great success at Auburn and Cincinnati. He doesn’t seem ready to go to that yet at UK, but he has plenty of options available.
James Paxton bruised his left elbow when a line drive hit his elbow in the ninth inning of a start against the Angels on Aug. 7, but he is expected to make his return for the series opener against the Chicago White Sox on Thursday.
A lack of depth at some key positions like defensive line and all linebacker spots was the biggest takeaway from Kentucky’s second scrimmage on Saturday. Notes also include a look at the big plays of the day, Boom Williams’ carries, injuries and lots more.