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Bud Dupree at defensive end, no depth chart yet

March Madness will have to share the spotlight with football over the next few weeks as spring practice officially got underway this morning at the Nutter practice facility. We’ll have a recap of Mark Stoops’ press conference following Day 1 of spring ball in just a bit, but here are a few interesting notes from the first look at the spring roster to hold you over.

The biggest roster change, and maybe the least surprising, is Bud Dupree’s move from linebacker to defensive end. The position change was expected this offseason and it was confirmed on paper this morning. Dupree moves up in the 4-3 defense, leaving Avery Williamson as the only linebacker who can feel comfortable this spring chasing a starting spot. Khalid Henderson and Miles Simpson will likely join him on the first string, although nothing is promised to anyone at this point.

On the offensive line, Zach West is listed at guard and center while Kevin Mitchell, a tackle last season, is also listed at offensive guard. Expect West to be Kentucky’s starting center when it’s all said and done.

Stoops did not provide a depth chart for the media, only a roster with players listed alphabetically. He said no one has earned anything yet and the team has room to improve at every position. He was, however, “encouraged” by his first day of practice with the Wildcats.

We’ll have more from Day 1 shortly.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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

7 Comments for Bud Dupree at defensive end, no depth chart yet

  1. Sam
    12:11 pm March 18, 2013 Permalink


  2. Ryan
    12:21 pm March 18, 2013 Permalink

    Great to see posts about football again!

  3. SMH
    12:22 pm March 18, 2013 Permalink

    Congrats, Sam. You have now fulfilled your calling.

  4. BBN
    12:22 pm March 18, 2013 Permalink

    “We’ll have more from Day 1 shortly.”

    Thank God!! Football will help soothe the sting of basketball.

  5. Dan
    12:27 pm March 18, 2013 Permalink

    It’s GREAT to be excited about our football team.

  6. Yellow Jacket
    12:41 pm March 18, 2013 Permalink

    Today starts Spring practice let’s celebrate! There should be nothing on here but football posts!

  7. Stoops Troops
    1:03 pm March 18, 2013 Permalink

    Super pumped about football season. I know Stoops will be pushing theses young men to get them SEC ready.