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August 18th, 2018

PROGAMMING ALERT: Kentucky’s LSU Upset to Air on SEC Network

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Starving for football?  You can get your fix by re-watching Kentucky’s 2007 upset of No. 1 LSU.

Ahead of the 2018 season, the SEC Network is re-airing classic SEC football games.  Kentucky will get the spotlight tomorrow at 3:00.  If you can’t get to a television, set your DVR, or go through the following YouTube highlight reel from one of the most memorable UK football moments in the last 25 years.

Another Kentucky-LSU classic football game will air tonight at 9:00 on the SEC Network, but you’ll want to turn it off after Guy Morriss gets a Gatorade bath and before the final play.


Matt Jones Brings Home an Emmy

He did it! KSR’s Fearless Leader, Matt Jones, is an Emmy Award winner.

At the Ohio Valley Emmy Awards Matt was honored as the Best Program Host for his work with Hey Kentucky!

On behalf of the entire KSR staff, Congrats Matt. We couldn’t be more proud.


WATCH: Highlights from Kentucky’s Second Scrimmage

The Kentucky Football team’s second preaseason scrimmage was only open to a few invited guests. We’ve heard what happened, but thanks to KY Wildcats TV we get to see some of the best moments from Kroger Field.

In the highlight reel you’ll find a connection between Gunnar Hoak and C.J. Conrad. There are quite a few featured touchdowns. Terry Wilson found Brett Slusher for a score, A.J. Rose got into the end zone and Benny Snell celebrated a run with a slam.

This actually happened earlier this week, but David Bouvier’s catch was too awesome not to share.


WATCH: Stoops, Snell, Bowden and Daniel after UK’s Second Scrimmage

Mark Stoops was in a pretty good mood after Kentucky’s second preseason scrimmage.  Kash Daniel was not.  See what everybody had to say after a day of work at Kroger Field.


Mark Stoops is Closer to Naming a Starting Quarterback

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Kentucky’s quarterback competition could soon come to a close.  The battle between Terry Wilson and Gunnar Hoak has produced few headlines around the Commonwealth, but Mark Stoops is almost ready to select a starter.

“I think we have to settle in and see where we’re going to go,” Stoops told the media after today’s scrimmage.  “We’ll zero in on that probably when we get closer to the Monday of game week.”

Stoops indicated after the spring game that both Hoak and Wilson could play in the season-opener against Central Michigan.  Neither quarterback has game experience and the head coach wants to see how they react under the bright lights.

“Until those guys get under center and get playing and get those game reps, you’re a bit unsure,” he said before training camp. “I think it’s fair to both of those guys to give them an opportunity because it’s very close at this time.”

Since the start of training camp, the quarterbacks have had plenty of chances to prove themselves.  They received even reps during today’s scrimmage.  The film from today will dictate how they are split in the future.

“We wanted to wait with totally open minds through this scrimmage and give them all an equal opportunity.  We were very close on the snaps; I think we were about dead even with Terry and Gunnar.  We have to look at this film.  They both did some good things today.  I think the offense in general moved the ball pretty good.”

Sources tell KSR the coaches are going to love what they saw on film from Terry Wilson, who had his best performance to date.  It could be what puts Wilson under center first on September 1.

Regardless of what was said or done today, I still expect both QBs to receive reps vs. Central Michigan.


Linebacker Depth Draws Concerns

Following Kentucky’s second preseason scrimmage, Mark Stoops had good news to deliver: nobody suffered a significant injury in the scrimmage.  However, that doesn’t mean the Cats are completely healthy.

At the midway point in training camp, the bumps and bruises are piling up.  Jordan Jones’ shoulder is no longer a problem, but he has a few other nagging injuries that have kept him out of the action.  The players who the Cats must turn to without Jones in the lineup are also dealing with minor soft tissue injuries.

“We’re getting very thin at certain positions, nothing that should last more than a few days this week, but we’re getting a little thin defensively,” Stoops said.

Overall, Stoops was pleased with how his team responded in scrimmage No. 2, especially the offense. More from Kroger Field soon.


LIVE: Updates from UK’s Saturday scrimmage

Nick Roush is live from a rainy Kroger Field after Kentucky’s Saturday scrimmage. Watch in the video below and follow KSR on Facebook for more.