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About Jennifer Smith

Jen Smith has been a sports writer at the Herald-Leader since 2000, covering everything from high school sports to auto racing to various University of Kentucky sports. A native of Louisville and a graduate of the University of Kentucky (much to the dismay of her Louisville graduate mother and Indiana graduate father), Jen now resides in downtown Lexington with her husband and two young sons. You can follow her on Twitter @jenheraldleader or send her an email at jsmith3@herald-leader.com.

D.J. Eliot previews Mississippi State

D.J. ELIOT “We had a good practice. Guys were communicating, playing hard, flying around. We weren’t perfect; it wasn’t a perfect practice, but it was a good effort and good enthusiasm, something we can build on and clean up for … Continue reading

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Stoops declines to discuss Baker hit consequences

It’s not clear whether or not a hit by Dorian Baker will cost Kentucky’s freshman wide receiver any playing time against Mississippi State on Saturday. On his weekly Southeastern Conference teleconference Wednesday, Coach Mark Stoops was asked if Baker would … Continue reading

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Stoops on SEC teleconference

MARK STOOPS “Excited to get ready for Mississippi State, a team that’s well-deserving of being ranked No. 1. They’ve had some impressive wins and they’re playing outstanding football. We’re looking to improve this week and eliminate some mistakes if we’re … Continue reading

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Brown: Cats have to learn from mistakes

If Neal Brown had his way, the tape from Kentucky’s throttling at Louisiana State last week would go directly into the trash can. But no matter how stomach turning it might be, the offensive coordinator has to use that tape … Continue reading

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Mullen: UK one of hottest teams in college football

Kentucky has Mississippi State’s undivided attention. Coach Dan Mullen is throwing out the Cats’ 41-3 loss at Louisiana State as an anomaly. “I don’t know if you can judge any team by how they perform on a Saturday night in … Continue reading

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More on Dorian Baker hit at LSU

LSU Coach Les Miles said on Monday that his staff sent in Dorian Baker’s hit on Kendall Beckwith to the Southeastern Conference to be reviewed for a potential targeting violation by the Kentucky wide receiver. “That’s something that the conference … Continue reading

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Neal Brown previews Mississippi State

NEAL BROWN “After watching that game, it went about how I said in the postgame. Didn’t do a great job in preparation. We got beat in a lot of one on ones, but onward and upward. We’ve got Mississippi State … Continue reading

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Q&A: Stoops discusses No. 1 Mississippi State

MARK STOOPS Anxious to just get back to work today and get back on the practice field with our players after a disappointing loss. After reviewing the film, as I said in the postgame, you have to give credit to … Continue reading

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Mark Stoops after LSU loss

MARK STOOPS “OK. You know, there’s not a whole heck of a lot to say. They really took it to us from the opening kickoff return all the way through the game. They did an excellent job. Give them credit. … Continue reading

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Neal Brown after LSU loss

NEAL BROWN “Obviously it was ugly, even from the start. Didn’t have them prepared to play. Didn’t play well enough, didn’t coach well enough. Got beat in a lot of one-on-one situations and didn’t make plays. Didn’t start very well, … Continue reading

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