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Updates on Ahmad Wagner and Landon Young

Mark Stoops’ first game week press conference of the 2018 football season provided plenty of news.  A few things slipped through the cracks, and we have an update on Landon Young.

A source tells Ryan “Scoop” Lemond that the Kentucky offensive tackle underwent successful surgery this morning.  They expect Landon to make a full recovery in due time.

That’s good news.  This news might be surprising to some.

Ahmad Wagner was not on Kentucky’s first depth chart of the 2018 season.  Upon seeing the 6’7″ beast, you’d wonder how he didn’t make the cut, but when you consider that he was playing basketball this time last year, it makes sense.

Mark Stoops said on last night’s coaches show that Wagner “is doing some good things,” but he still has a long way to go.  This year will be treated as a developmental year.  He used his size to make some early plays in camp, but there are other receivers like Dorian Baker who have size that’s difficult to guard.

It takes time to become a consistent wide out that can create a large catch radius by separating from the defender.  Wagner could catch a few fade routes later in the season, but it’s unreasonable to expect him to be an immediate playmaker after not playing football for three years.


Article written by Nick Roush

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

3 Comments for Updates on Ahmad Wagner and Landon Young

  1. ggallen248
    12:52 pm August 28, 2018 Permalink

    I feel like Wagner could play a role like Lonnell Dewalt when he blocked a ton of field goals

    • ClutchCargo
      2:42 pm August 28, 2018 Permalink

      Now THAT’S a blast from the past. Yeah, he was some kind of weapon with his ability to block kicks.

    2:20 pm August 28, 2018 Permalink

    Your right he should be used that way at least