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Aaron Boyd will start on Saturday

Aaron Boyd will make his second career start and his first since October 18, 2008 when he started as a freshman in the win over Arkansas. Boyd jumped EJ Fields on the depth chart for this Saturday’s contest against Kent State after he tied a career high with three catches against Louisville. We heard reports out of fall camp that this is the year Aaron Boyd will perform, now he has his opportunity to do it.

Other notable adjustments to the depth chart:

— Daryl Collins will start at the other wide receiver spot across from Boyd and La’Rod King. Collins caught seven passes against Louisville, the first game of his career.

— Malcolm McDuffen will start in place of Tyler Brause at weakside linebacker.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

31 Comments for Aaron Boyd will start on Saturday

  1. JBR
    11:52 am September 4, 2012 Permalink

    Has Joker been let go yet?

  2. cats74
    11:53 am September 4, 2012 Permalink

    Good. McDuffen is a much much better player than Brause. At least he played defense in highschool!

  3. JDH
    11:55 am September 4, 2012 Permalink

    There’s absolutely no way that McDuffen could be worse than Brause. Collins is going to be a star.

  4. Derek
    11:57 am September 4, 2012 Permalink

    Who is starting in place of Joker and Minter?

  5. barn
    12:01 pm September 4, 2012 Permalink

    grasp them straws joker. shouldn’t these positions already have been solidified before game 1? having said that, i can’t disagree with the switch of brause.

  6. joker blows
    12:05 pm September 4, 2012 Permalink

    Isn’t it about time to start talking replacement for the coaches?
    Bobby Petrino?, Mike Leech?, Gruden Brothers?,
    The decision is already done as far as this is his last season, so we might as well have fun and salvage the season by discussing who is going to replace Joker! The loss of ticket sales this year alone will pay his buy out easily….next year UK can’t afford to let 20,000 more seats go. Get a new coach with a proven record and lets rebuild this embarrassing mess!

  7. Hope and Change
    12:05 pm September 4, 2012 Permalink

    Joker needs 4 more years! He can’t be expected to turn things around in only 3 years. Look at the train wreck the previous administration left him. It is also sad that Joker is held to a higher standard just because of his color. The fans never fully supported Joker and have been hoping for his demise. Shameful.

  8. Rixter
    12:08 pm September 4, 2012 Permalink

    Unfortunately, both sides are weak side linebackers.

  9. Rixter
    12:13 pm September 4, 2012 Permalink

    For anybody who thinks proven head coaches are lining up to take the UK job, stop being delusional. Need I say anything more than ‘Rich Brooks’? He was the best we could get … a 64 year old former coach who had been out of the game for 3 years. if you think the Kentucky job is more attractive today than it was in 2003, stop being delusional.

  10. OwensboroDavid
    12:14 pm September 4, 2012 Permalink

    Aaron Boyd should’ve been playing more all along. I don’t care that he doesn’t practice well. When we gets into a game he looks like he belongs out there. Sometimes coaches put too much stock into practice performances. What good does it do you to be a practice All-American if you can’t get it done on the playing field? I say put the kids out there under the lights and see who can handle it, then you know who should get the reps in practice. Good for Boyd.

  11. Rixter
    12:16 pm September 4, 2012 Permalink

    Louisville took a chance on a somewhat unknown head coach from a non-bcs school, and it was a disaster. Then, they took a chance on an assistant coach with no head coaching experience, and they hit the jackpot. You gotta take a chance.. and hope it works out.

  12. Common Sense
    12:20 pm September 4, 2012 Permalink

    So happy to hear McDuffen in for Brause, lets give Josh Forrest, and Khalid Henderson some time too.

  13. Seriously?
    12:26 pm September 4, 2012 Permalink

    #7 – That’s a joke right???????

  14. True Story
    12:30 pm September 4, 2012 Permalink

    #11: Chuckles Strong is NOT a jackpot. He just looks like it vs UK’s current situation.

  15. Mike
    12:35 pm September 4, 2012 Permalink

    7. Hope & Change….sorry Obama it ain’t gonna work. Choker is held to a standard(not higher)of performance and he has failed miserably just like Obama. We need change and they we can hope for better results.

  16. SloJoe
    12:37 pm September 4, 2012 Permalink

    thank the Lord… Brause was absolutely TERRIBLE!!!!!!!

  17. Head Bussa
    12:40 pm September 4, 2012 Permalink

    Brause is one sorry excuse for a linebacker

  18. Mike
    12:41 pm September 4, 2012 Permalink

    So it only took 4 yrs. for Boyd to finally get it!!…unbelievable to come in with supposedly all that talent…still would like to hear why we are hearing nothing from the front 4, especially the pillars, as to why these dudes(er duds)did not perform. Minter is turning out to be more of a joke than Choker himself. That complete game defensive “no show” leaves a lot of folks very nauseaus.

  19. Sounds Good
    12:50 pm September 4, 2012 Permalink

    The passing game is tight. Now if we can just get the running game right…We might get a win Saturday night.

  20. I Say
    12:59 pm September 4, 2012 Permalink

    All I could watch on defense on Sunday was Brause getting his a$$ whipped up and down the field. He looked absolutely hopeless out there. I was waiting all summer to see how mcduffen and these young linebackers would do. I wish I had more thumbs so I could give them 4 thumbs down

  21. I Say
    1:01 pm September 4, 2012 Permalink

    7 wtf are you talking about, we ha four straight winning seasons until joker stepped in. Every bit of progress that was made under rich brooks is now gone. Get a clue

  22. Lpool003
    1:06 pm September 4, 2012 Permalink

    I have been behind joker since day 1. We had an upswing in recruiting and a coach who seemed like he loved the university and wanted to be here for a long time. Then the last three seasons happened followed by this pitiful display on Sunday and my feelings are beginning to change. There is a talent gap between the two teams but it’s not as significant as some people seem to think. The difference is coaching and from what is plain to see, we have a coaching staff that cannot seem to develop players. We can forget about competing in the sec and go back to the Petrino-like years where Louisville beats us year in and year out. Idk what the solution is but I’m not sure things could get much worse. We either have to hire a coach that is undiscovered that hopefully has success and ends up leaving us in 3-5 years or hire a great coach with a tarnished reputation that may end his career at uk if he doesn’t get into any more trouble. Either way something has to change because football in Lexington is back to the way it was right after the mumme era.

  23. sam
    1:08 pm September 4, 2012 Permalink

    #7 I was waiting for some narrow minded person to make this about race…smh

  24. stu
    1:17 pm September 4, 2012 Permalink

    #23 #15 already did

  25. Any one but Joker
    1:41 pm September 4, 2012 Permalink

    #9 I do think this is a lot better job then in 03. We were on probation when Brooks took the job and didn’t have all of are scholarships the first couple years under Brooks. So, I Definatly is a better job now. I will agree that the big name coaches will not be lining up for UK. We are a sec school though and should be able to land a decent coach. Barnhart has shown he will spend the money it get the right guy. People seem to forget Parcells did seriously consider UK and that was the Tunas words not Barnhart’s

  26. sam
    3:23 pm September 4, 2012 Permalink

    STU what are you talking about?

  27. They call me papi
    3:33 pm September 4, 2012 Permalink

    I’m glad to see Malcolm mcduffen get his opportunity he rightly deserves. I’ve heard from numerous players that he busted his butt all spring. Now we finally get an opportunity to see all that hard work pay off… In my opinion I truthfully believe this is his coming out party

    Go cats!!!

  28. jpizzle
    3:37 pm September 4, 2012 Permalink

    So mike are you saying Pres. Obama has failed as a football coach? I mean, maybe I’m reading your post wrong but that’s what you made it sound like. I couldn’t imagine what the POTUS had to do with UK FB but, there you go…

  29. Dee
    4:27 pm September 4, 2012 Permalink

    Collins will be a STAR……now if we could just open up the playbook!!!

  30. carnifex
    4:44 pm September 4, 2012 Permalink

    @ #7 Hope and Change

    Forgive them. They’ve become stupid from watching Joker coach.(only explanation I can think of). It’s called satire people. Learn it, love it, use it.

    To those thinking that the offense is “vastly improved”…NO! The wide recievers caught passes Sunday. That is what they are supposed to do. It is the minimum of what they are supposed to do. You’re expecxtations are just so low because we couldn’t even do that last year. The minimum!

    As for 300 yards offense… it’s called ball control. Only in this case it was Strong dictating the tempo, not the offense. If your the coach of a team that can literally score at any time against your opponent, the second you have a lead, you start playing clock management…ball control. One of our passes was down the field trying to stretch the defense. The half-back pass(WR pass to be technical). Every other pass was made into a prevent defense designed for UK to just use up the clock. And we did that so admirably you’re patting yourself on the back for it. Gahhh!

    UL dominated bith sides of the ball. They imposed their will on both sides of the ball! We did nothing that Strong didn’t want us to do.

  31. carnifex
    4:50 pm September 4, 2012 Permalink

    Wanna’ lesson? pick up your pillow. Now punch it. Punch it again. and again. and again…and again. Punch it till your arm is sore. Switch arms and start punhcing again, and again, and again. When both arms are sore, look at your pillow. it’s just as soft as it every was, but now so are your arms. That’s what UL and Strong did to UK. But boy, you sure whaled the tar outta that pillow didn’t you.