Pancho (left, sacking the MSU QB) and Khalid Thomas were dismissed from the UK team in early July.
The fate of the Thomas brothers was in limbo in early July. After embracing new roles for Coach Mark Stoops, they unfortunately broke team rules and were immediately dismissed from the team. Luckily the story for the Thomas’ brothers isn’t a completely unhappy ending; Khalid and Pancho have transferred to D-II Alabama State, a UK opponent this fall. Khalid told the Montgomery Advertiser:
“It means a lot to have another opportunity to play football,” Khalid said, calling his dismissal from Kentucky “a situation where you were in the right place but at the wrong time. Coach Stoops is a pretty good coach. I’m just sorry it didn’t work out.”
Khalid never got to suit up a game for the Cats, but the loss of Pancho has made a big impact on the UK defense. The heir to Avery Williamson’s throne, Pancho would have been a viable asset for a linebacking group that has yet to impress Coach Stoops.