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Podcast: A deep dive on Sawyer Smith

Kentucky football will be starting a new quarterback when No. 9-ranked Florida visits Kroger Field on Saturday night. Sawyer Smith, a grad transfer from Troy, takes over for the injured Terry Wilson, who is out for the season with a torn patellar tendon in his left knee.

To get a better read on Smith, I talked with Ken Rogers, who covers Troy football for the Dothan (Ala.) Eagle. Ken talked about Smith’s personality and the job he did for the Trojans taking over in mid-season when quarterback Kaleb Barker was injured. Also on the podcast is audio from UK offensive coordinator Eddie Gran talking about Smith and the Florida game.

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John Clay is a sports columnist for the Lexington Herald-Leader. A native of Central Kentucky, he covered UK football from 1987 until being named sports columnist in 2000. He has covered 20 Final Fours and 37 consecutive Kentucky Derbys.
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