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Kentucky is reportedly parting ways with wide receivers coach Jovon Bouknight (UPDATED)

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[Editor’s Note: Sources tell KSR that the report by Josh Edwards is incorrect and Bouknight will be staying on. For more, click here.]

Kentucky is reportedly not finished making changes to its offensive coaching staff.

According to 247 Sports’ Josh Edwards, the Wildcats are moving on from wide receivers coach Jovon Bouknight. Coach Bo only spent one season in Lexington, replacing Michael Smith after previously working for Mario Cristobal at Oregon.

Once the staff change becomes official, Vince Marrow will be the only offensive coach from 2020 that will still be on the staff in 2021. Even though it made sense to clean house and start fresh with a brand new staff under Liam Coen, continuity was one reason to keep Coach Bo around for at least another year. By dismissing Bouknight, Kentucky will have four different wide receivers coaches in five years.

Mark Stoops has made exceptional hires throughout his Kentucky tenure, particularly on the defensive side of the ball. One position he’s consistently missed is wide receivers coach. Kentucky needs to get this one right for the pass-catchers’ sake. After exclusively hiring coaches with NFL experience this offseason, I would expect Stoops to do the same when seeking out a wide receivers coach for the 2021 season.

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

12 Comments for Kentucky is reportedly parting ways with wide receivers coach Jovon Bouknight (UPDATED)



  1. itsfootballtimeinthebluegrass
    11:07 am January 8, 2021 Permalink

    Not a good look. Sounds like more of the same for that position going into 2021.



  2. bbn606
    11:11 am January 8, 2021 Permalink

    Just as long as itโ€™s not Derek Dooley.



    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      12:06 pm January 8, 2021 Permalink

      It doesn’t matter now since Jovon is staying, but why? I thought he supposedly has done a good job at Mizzou.



  3. VilleCat11
    11:12 am January 8, 2021 Permalink

    Maybe we should get the new OC to help in the search for a guy he would like to work with… This has to be a good hire!!
    Excited for next season, GO CATS



  4. kjd
    11:37 am January 8, 2021 Permalink

    Ran with this too soon.



  5. zoupman
    1:09 pm January 8, 2021 Permalink

    Kind of irresponsible Nick. Perhaps get facts, then write.



  6. lribookend
    1:19 pm January 8, 2021 Permalink

    Verify your story before you print it, Nick. Very amateur. Maybe you should go work for CNN or MSNBC.



  7. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
    1:59 pm January 8, 2021 Permalink

    Some of the criticism above may be valid, but Nick clearly cites Josh Edwards as having reported it. The question is who was HIS source?



    • ClutchCargo
      2:15 pm January 8, 2021 Permalink

      Exactly. It is an undisputable fact that Josh Edwards reported that, which is all Nick reported. Still, it would be good to try to verify that rumor before just running with it.



    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      5:31 pm January 8, 2021 Permalink

      Do I have to say it? Okay…facts are optional. ๐Ÿ˜›



  8. Ryan Lemonds Toupee
    5:46 pm January 8, 2021 Permalink

    Poor Sports Hack reporting



  9. jaws2
    7:12 pm January 8, 2021 Permalink

    Sure, like his judgment on QB’s.