Mark Stoops may have found Kentucky’s tenth assistant football coach.
Football Scoop reports that Stoops is planning to hire Oregon receivers coach Jovon Bouknight. Two hours prior to filing the report on Football Scoop, The Oregonian reported that Bouknight was leaving Mario Cristobal’s staff at Oregon.
If hired at Kentucky, Bouknight’s role remains unclear. Kentucky’s current wide receivers coach, Michael Smith, is under contract for one more season.
Bouknight was one of the best wide receivers in college football as a senior in 2005. One of the best pass-catchers in Wyoming history, he still holds the school record for all-purpose yards and was a semifinalist for the Biletnikoff Award in his final season, given each year to the nation’s top receiver. Following his playing career, Bouknight coached at Utah State for a decade, paving the way for a one-season stint at Oregon.
Justin Rowland reports Bouknight is replacing Michael Smith. Stoops’ search for a tenth assistant coach continues.
New: Cats Illustrated has learned that Michael Smith, who has served as Kentucky's wide receivers coach, will no longer be a part of the staff. Oregon's Jovon Bouknight will be UK's only wide receivers coach https://t.co/V6oNyva38o
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