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.