In his final meeting with the media prior to Kentucky’s road trip to Starkville, Mark Stoops did not have any significant injury setbacks to report.
Charles Walker will be back for the Mississippi State game, as will All-SEC linebacker Jordan Jones. Even if Jones doesn’t have a dozen tackles in his return, his infectious energy will benefit the Kentucky defense.
“I was out at practice, I guess yesterday and I was standing behind Darius [West]. Jordan was Jordan, flying around, and Darius just turned around and said, ‘He’s back!'”
Now that Jones is back, Boogie Watson is back to playing outside linebacker. The timing is perfect for Watson’s return to the outside. Stoops revealed Jordan Bonner recently suffered an injury that will force him to miss a significant amount of time. Now Watson will be Josh Allen’s backup at Sam linebacker.
Stoops also shared his thoughts on playing vs. tempo, how Danny Clark has mimicked Nick Fitzgerald in practice and more.