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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.

Stoops, Brown, Eliot on bye week

MARK STOOPS “Good start to the week. Good for our guys to get a little rest on Sunday and Monday. Had good work yesterday and very good work today. Guys seem to have a little more energy, a little more … Continue reading

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Stoops’ comments after Tennessee loss

MARK STOOPS “Tough, tough loss there. Give Tennessee credit. They beat us. They outcoached us, outplayed us. They were very prepared, very energetic. They had two weeks to prepare and did a heck of a job. We obviously got off … Continue reading

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Stoops’ final thoughts before Tennessee

MARK STOOPS “Good walk-through, good week. It really has been. It’s been a good week of practice. I thought Tuesday and Wednesday was very good. Today was our walk day and tomorrow we’ll go back outside and run through and … Continue reading

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D.J. Eliot previews Tennessee

D.J. ELIOT “We had a good Wednesday practice. Guys were flying around and staying warm, for the most part, so that’s a good thing, and were into it. We’re harping on fundamentals, and for the most part we were able … Continue reading

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Mark Stoops on SEC teleconference

MARK STOOPS “It’s been a good start to the week for us as we’re looking to continue to improve. Looking forward to another great challenge this week as we go on the road and play a Tennessee team this week … Continue reading

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Neal Brown previews Tennessee

NEAL BROWN “Happy Veteran’s Day to everybody. Want to thank all veterans there. This goes out to all of John Clay’s followers. No, I want to — In all seriousness, Veteran’s Day, sometimes I think this gets overlooked, but I … Continue reading

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Third down for what?

There are loads of similarities between the rebuilding effort going on at Tennessee and the one at Kentucky, but another sort of fun similarity in the past few days is that both teams have attracted musical guests. For UK, it … Continue reading

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Mark Stoops previews Tennessee

MARK STOOPS “Looking forward to another great challenge this week. Heading to Knoxville to play Tennessee, a team that is improving each and every week. Really seemed like they settled in on a quarterback who’s made a big difference. They’ve … Continue reading

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Stoops: Special teams gaffes, player most disappointing

After a 63-31 drubbing by Georgia, there was plenty of blame to go around. Mark Stoops was frustrated by tackling problems, by defensive inconsistencies, but the two touchdowns given up by the Kentucky special teams group was hardest to stomach. … Continue reading

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Stoops’ final thoughts before Georgia

MARK STOOPS “Good week of practice. Good Thursday. So far so good. We’ll see if we can get out there and improve this week. I like the attitude of the team.” On Blake McClain’s status: “Yeah, Blake will not play.” … Continue reading

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