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June 2, 2021

Two Key Positions for Kentucky’s Big Blue Wall in 2021

Freddie Maggard 4:00pm June 2, 2021 6/2/21

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Gone are long-time starters Drake Jackson and Landon Young. Both were mainstays and originators of the Big Blue Wall. UK is faced with fielding a new starting center for the first time in four seasons and establishing a steady presence at right tackle following Darian Kinnard’s move to the left side. Center Drake Jackson started…

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April 26, 2021

“I think Jager is special.” UK’s two NFL linemen preview the future.

Drew Franklin 6:30pm April 26, 2021 4/26/21

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Former Kentucky offensive linemen Drake Jackson and Landon Young will land on NFL rosters at some point this upcoming weekend, hopefully as drafted players on Saturday. With a combined 96 games between them on the Big Blue Wall, the two Kentucky natives leave behind decorated careers as All-SEC football stars, but they leave the homegrown…

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April 21, 2021

Drake Jackson and Landon Young are signing autographs at KSBar and Grille on Friday

KSR 11:00pm April 21, 2021 4/21/21 Comments Disabled

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As many of you heard earlier today on the radio show, Drake Jackson and Landon Young will be signing all of your autographs on Friday night! Come down to KSBar and Grille from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, April 23 to see two of the Big Blue Wall’s founding fathers sign autographs, hang out with fans,…

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A Tribute to the Big Blue Wall’s Foundation, Landon Young and Drake Jackson

Freddie Maggard 5:00pm April 21, 2021 4/21/21

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Landon Young and Drake Jackson have been fixtures along the Kentucky offensive line for quite some time. The duo’s play on the field led to UK’s offensive line being nicknamed “The Big Blue Wall.” Both were recruited by the late John Schlarman. They remained extremely close with their position coach until his passing in 2020.…

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Kentucky’s Big Blue Wall “made it fun to be an offensive lineman”

Nick Roush 12:42pm April 21, 2021 4/21/21

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Offensive linemen have often been lovingly referred to as “the big uglies.” That still can be considered a backhanded compliment. With the help of homegrown stars, the University of Kentucky has propped up offensive linemen like never before. “I think we made it fun to be an offensive lineman,” offensive tackle Landon Young said on…

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March 27, 2021

Offensive Tackle Naasir Watkins absent from UK Football Spring Practice

Nick Roush 2:00pm March 27, 2021 3/27/21

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One of the Big Blue Wall’s most experienced players has been absent from spring practice. Mark Stoops shared Saturday afternoon that Naasir Watkins has been unavailable so far. Kentucky’s head coach did not specify how long Watkins will be out, but it’s safe to assume he will not be in action until fall camp begins.…

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January 4, 2021

“Old Man” Luke Fortner will be back in 2021

Nick Roush 11:18am January 4, 2021 1/4/21

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Darian Kinnard isn’t the only offensive lineman returning for one more season on the Big Blue Wall. His partner on the right side of the offensive line, guard Luke Fortner, will use an extra year of eligibility to play for the Wildcats in 2021. Kinnard made the announcement on behalf of Fortner Monday morning. “I…

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December 30, 2020

What Is The Big Blue Wall?

Freddie Maggard 11:00am December 30, 2020 12/30/20

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The Big Blue Wall was born on October 1, 2016. The location was Bryant-Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The Kentucky offensive line was later recognized for their play on that night by the Crimson Tide’s All-American defensive lineman Jonathan Allen. Allen was asked which offensive line was the toughest he went against in 2016. His answer…

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December 14, 2020

Kentucky is a Semifinalist for the Joe Moore Award, Again

Nick Roush 2:00pm December 14, 2020 12/14/20

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The Big Blue Wall is one of the best offensive lines in America. What’s new? Monday afternoon Kentucky’s offensive line was named as one of 11 semifinalists for the Joe Moore Award, given annually to the best offensive line in college football. The Wildcats have been semifinalists for the award in consecutive seasons and three…

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October 29, 2020

The Big Blue Wall misses the heck out of John Schlarman

Nick Roush 9:30pm October 29, 2020 10/29/20

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Just before Kentucky kicked off at Missouri, the BBN found out long-time offensive line coach John Schlarman was unable to make the trip. The former Wildcat has courageously battled cancer alongside the team. Saturday’s trip to Columbia was his first absence since he was diagnosed with stage IV cancer two years ago. “It’s been incredibly…

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