Early 2023 Kentucky NFL Draft Preview

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Another Big Year Coming Up? With four players taken, including three in the first 65 picks, the 2022 NFL Draft was another successful one for Mark Stoops and Kentucky football. Even though seven players didn’t get selected, as many draft experts suggested, it’s still a great year. In fact, after not having anyone chosen in 2017 […] READ MORE


Kentucky Hires Rich Scangarello

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New Offensive Coordinator For The Cats For the second time in two years, Mark Stoops needed an offensive coordinator. And for a second straight year, Stoops looked towards the NFL for his pick. Let’s take a look at the new man in charge of the offense as Kentucky hires Rich Scangarello. The Mystery Candidate Earlier […] READ MORE


Liam Coen Leaves Kentucky

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Offensive Coordinator Heads Back To The NFL For the second time in as many years Mark Stoops is looking for a leader for his offense. Two years ago the UK head man and then offensive coordinator Eddie Gran parted ways. Now after only one season in Lexington his OC is headed back to the NFL. Let’s […] READ MORE


Kentucky’s Transfer Portal Newcomers

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Looking At Several Incoming Cats Some coaches love the transfer portal while others can’t stand it. However, there’s no doubt the portal was great for the 2021 Kentucky Football team. Two big cogs of Mark Stoops’ second 10 win season in four years came that way. Wan’Dale Robinson transferred from Nebraska and had arguably the […] READ MORE


2022 VRBO Citrus Bowl Preview

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Stoops Versus His Alma Mater With so many bowl matchups between the Big 10 and SEC, anyone who does bowl projections always wants to put Iowa and Kentucky together. The reason is there’s a built-in storyline. UK headman Mark Stoops played at Iowa in the late 1980s and started his coaching career there as did his […] READ MORE


Louisiana-Monroe At Kentucky Preview

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Highly Anticipated Season Gets Underway Heading into the 2021 season expectations are as high as they’ve ever been at Kentucky. The Cats are coming off five straight bowls games and three consecutive bowl wins. As a result, big things are expected in Mark Stoops‘ ninth season in Lexington. With a new-look offense and plenty of […] READ MORE


2021 Kentucky Quarterbacks Preview

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Who Is QB1 ? For the first time since 2017 someone other than Terry Wilson will be Kentucky’s quarterback. After three years in Lexington, Wilson took advantage of the extra year granted by the NCAA and transferred to New Mexico. That means a new man under center for new offensive coordinator Liam Coen’s attack. Fortunately for […] READ MORE


Kentucky Spring Preview: Receivers

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Big Improvement Expected In 2021 Anyone who follows Kentucky Football knows the struggles they’ve had throwing the football over the last few years. In fact from 2018-2020 the Cats averaged a whopping 132 yards per contest. While some of that falls on the quarterbacks and system nearly as much is attributed to a lack of […] READ MORE


2021 Kentucky Spring Preview: Quarterbacks

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A New System And New Man Under Center Last time out here at Last Word On College Football we gave you an overview of Kentucky spring football.  Now, over the next couple of weeks, we’re going to dive deeper looking at specific positions. In the first installment it’s straight to the one getting the most […] READ MORE


Looking At Kentucky’s New Assistant Coaches

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Fresh Faces to Jump-Start the Offense There’s an old saying in sports that “coaches are hired to be fired.” These days it seems there are as many coaches switching schools as players going through the “transfer portal.” For Mark Stoops and the Kentucky Wildcats, it’s no different as once again they are replacing three assistants […] READ MORE