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January 2, 2021

Jamin Davis: “That was for 22, that was for Schlarman”

Drew Franklin 5:49pm January 2, 2021 1/2/21

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Kentucky linebacker Jamin Davis, whose abdominal muscles look exactly like mine don’t, played a heck of a game for the Wildcats, highlighted by his third interception of the season plus a game-high 13 tackles and half a sack for good measure. Davis was everywhere and his playmaking helped UK’s defense get the stops it needed…

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WATCH: Mark Stoops’ TV interview after the win

Drew Franklin 5:44pm January 2, 2021 1/2/21 Comments Disabled

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Before he went to the locker room to show off those dance moves, Mark Stoops had a brief sideline chat with ESPN for the postgame broadcast.

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Unsportsmanlike Conduct: Doeren points to UK, Stoops says he’ll clean it up (but also refs)

Drew Franklin 4:48pm January 2, 2021 1/2/21

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It might be easier to list the players who didn’t receive unsportsmanlike conduct penalties as both teams drew flags for extracurricular activity after the whistle on several occasions throughout the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl. The unsportsmanlike conduct was an ongoing problem, and it got to the point of embarrassment when things continued late into the fourth…

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AJ Rose named MVP of the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl

Drew Franklin 4:12pm January 2, 2021 1/2/21

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The TaxSlayer Gator Bowl’s Most Valuable Player honors went to Kentucky’s A.J. Rose. Rose carried the ball a dozen times for 148 yards, an average of over 12 yards per touch in arguably his best game as a Wildcat. Rose began his UK career competing for a spot in the rotation with his then roommate…

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January 1, 2021

Videos and Transcript from Stoops, Young and Paschal

Drew Franklin 4:00pm January 1, 2021 1/1/21 Comments Disabled

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Mark Stoops and two of his players, Landon Young and Josh Paschal, took time out of their Jacksonville fun to answer questions from the media in Friday’s pre-TaxSlayer Gator Bowl press conference. Josh Allen made a brief appearance too and you can see it all in the videos below. If reading is more of your…

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Josh Paschal: “Everybody’s feeling fresh… ready to get after it”

Drew Franklin 3:00pm January 1, 2021 1/1/21 Comments Disabled

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Earlier today Mark Stoops confirmed his team is 100 percent and COVID-free down in Jacksonville after the final round of testing before the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl. “We’re 100 percent,” Stoops said. “I was worried. The way 2020 went, you know, and you get popped on the very last test. I had people all around me…

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Landon Young, a fifth straight bowl game, and how he will remember 2020

Drew Franklin 1:58pm January 1, 2021 1/1/21 Comments Disabled

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Landon Young will play his final game as a Wildcat tomorrow, a five-year career on the Big Blue Wall ending with a fifth bowl game appearance. Prior to Young’s arrival at UK as an early enrollee in the 2016 recruiting class, it had been five years since Kentucky played in a postseason football game. “It’s…

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December 30, 2020

“We’re on a business trip.” Drake Jackson explains UK’s mentality ahead of the bowl game.

Drew Franklin 2:00pm December 30, 2020 12/30/20

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Kentucky will have its full roster for the upcoming TaxSlayer Gator Bowl—no new opt-outs, no leaving teammates behind to prepare for the draft or pursue other opportunities. Kelvin Joseph is still gone from his departure prior to the end of the regular season, and reserve cornerback MJ Devonshire transferred to Pitt, but of the guys…

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January 4, 2017

The Depth Chart Podcast: TaxSlayer Recap

Nick Roush 7:00pm January 4, 2017 1/4/17 Comments Disabled

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After a week of bowling in Jacksonville, The Depth Chart Podcast returns to discuss everything that happened in the 2016 TaxSlayer Bowl.  From the packed pep rally, to Top Golf and the triple option, we’ve got you covered.  A few highlights: —  The one player that led to Kentucky’s demise. —  How fourth down changed…

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January 2, 2017

The Best and Worst from the TaxSlayer Bowl

Nick Roush 11:00pm January 2, 2017 1/2/17

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Mark Stoops’ first bowl game as a head coach was my first Kentucky bowl game.  Even though we left without an ideal result, the reward for Kentucky’s 7-5 regular season was still an enriching experience.  Here’s the good and the bad, beginning with the bad (around the New Year, you must always finish with the…

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January 1, 2017

Expectation Management: Cats Finish 7-6

Freddie Maggard 11:00pm January 1, 2017 1/1/17

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Kentucky came up short in the Taxslayer Bowl. Georgia Tech beat the Cats 33-18 behind a veteran defensive line and an efficient Flex-Bone offense. The game was chippy and poorly officiated. Saturday was reminiscent of the Wildcat’s early November game against another opponent from the Peach State, which led to a frustrating ending from losing…

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December 31, 2016

Despite late push, Kentucky falls to Georgia Tech 33-18 in the TaxSlayer Bowl

Jack Pilgrim 6:00pm December 31, 2016 12/31/16

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The fanbase did their part, showing up in truckloads to cheer on the Wildcats. The team, however, was unable to get the job done. After an incredibly slow start for the Wildcats on offense, the Yellow Jackets got up early and held on till the end, defeating Kentucky 33-18. On the game’s opening drive, Georgia Tech’s…

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Answers to Three Questions Burning the BBN

Nick Roush 5:00pm December 31, 2016 12/31/16

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What Happened to Benny Snell? After dominating defenses all year, Benny Snell only had 7 carries for 43 yards, and those touches didn’t come until late in the first half.  Eddie Gran explains: “We were just trying to get Boom started.  We couldn’t get started.  We couldn’t get started.  It didn’t matter what we were…

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TaxSlayer Bowl: Numbers You Need to Know

Nick Roush 10:00am December 31, 2016 12/31/16 Comments Disabled

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Other noteworthy numbers: Georgia Tech has only 16 sacks, No. 114 in FBS Despite employing a rush-heavy offense, their TOP isn’t overwhelming at about 30 minutes per game. Tech is tied-104th in the nation with 11 fumbles lost; Kentucky has lost 15 fumbles. They convert 42% of their third downs, yet they allow opponents to…

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PHOTOS: The BBN takes over Jacksonville

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 9:30am December 31, 2016 12/31/16

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Judging by the pictures and videos coming out of Jacksonville, nearly the entire Commonwealth went to the Sunshine State to watch Kentucky play Georgia Tech. Enjoy these pictures of your Big Blue brethren reppin’ the Cats all over the place: What a beautiful day at the beach…. pic.twitter.com/Xp9CXhah5K – Jack Pilgrim (@JackPilgrimKSR) December 30, 2016…

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Gameday is Finally Here

Nick Roush 8:00am December 31, 2016 12/31/16

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It’s been five weeks since Kentucky’s last football game, but it’s felt more like ten.  Approximately eleventy hundred thousand words have been written about the game on this website.  Frankly, we’re starting to run out of stuff to say.  Thankfully, we made it.  Gameday is finally here. Just three hours from kickoff, here’s just about…

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December 30, 2016

Mark Stoops Joined KSR and Enjoyed a Sign in the Crowd

Nick Roush 11:00pm December 30, 2016 12/30/16

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Just under 24 hours away from kickoff, Mark Stoops received a round of applause as he joined Matt Jones on Kentucky Sports Radio to discuss the TaxSlayer Bowl.  Of all the games he’s coached in, none have felt more special than this.  Hear his praise for the BBN and much more in the ten-minute interview. As…

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Jon Toth’s Got Jokes

Nick Roush 10:00pm December 30, 2016 12/30/16 Comments Disabled

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Allow me to hop on Freddie Maggard’s Jon Toth bandwagon one final time. An intelligent human being, normally Toth is all business, all the time.  Today, we saw the lighter side of Toth shortly after his final practice as a Kentucky Wildcat.  With three of his teammates at the table, they were often all asked…

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Georgia Tech Defense

Freddie Maggard 9:00pm December 30, 2016 12/30/16 Comments Disabled

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The Yellow Jacket defense has been lost in the shuffle with the majority of media attention focused on the diverse Georgia Tech offense. Let’s take a closer look:   BY THE NUMBERS — Scheme: Multiple, 4-3 — Coordinator: Ted Roof — Strengths: Veteran defensive line (All 4 starters have at least 4 years in the…

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Views from the pre-TaxSlayer Bowl UK pep rally at Jacksonville Landing

Jack Pilgrim 6:57pm December 30, 2016 12/30/16 Comments Disabled

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The official UK pre-TaxSlayer Bowl pep rally occurred tonight at 6:00 PM, and the crowd was about as ridiculous as you’d expect. Here are all the pictures and videos you need: Crowd is getting fairly large at the UK pep rally at Jacksonville Landing… pic.twitter.com/dBdAS9kPXJ — Jack Pilgrim (@JackPilgrimKSR) December 30, 2016 The pep rally…

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