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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.

Some numbers to ponder

After an absurd game that only added to these numbers, here’s a look at some big play figures after three games this season. UK is fourth in nation in plays of 20 or more yards (24) UK is sixth in … Continue reading

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Q&A with Neal Brown after Florida loss

NEAL BROWN “That was great effort by our guys. I give a lot of credit to Will (Muschamp) and those guys, thought they responded. I have a lot of respect for them, very good on defense. Threw for 370 yards … Continue reading

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Q&A with Mark Stoops after Florida loss

MARK STOOPS “Very difficult loss, as you could imagine. Very proud of our players’ effort. If I could steal a quote from the coach at De La Salle (High School) – we went and watched that movie last night (“When … Continue reading

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Some links to get you ready for UK vs. Florida

While you wait not so patiently for the 7:30 p.m. kickoff of Kentucky at Florida, here’s a week’s worth of links to get you ready for the game. As always, follow @jenheraldleader and @johnclayiv on Twitter for in-game updates. John has a … Continue reading

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Florida coordinator sees Stoops’ stamp on UK

It’s impossible for D.J. Durkin to miss. The Florida defensive coordinator sees it all over the Kentucky game footage: “You can tell he’s got his thumb print on the program.” It’s the Stoops stamp. Durkin has seen it before and … Continue reading

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Final Stoops thoughts before Florida

MARK STOOPS  “Good wrap-up today. Had our walk-through and meetings and all that. Things are good. Players are focused and we’re excited to get on that plane tomorrow. We got one more run-through tomorrow. We’ll have about a 45-minute to … Continue reading

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A homecoming game for Brumbaugh

It will be a bit of a homecoming for Kentucky’s defensive line coach on Saturday. Jimmy Brumbaugh grew up just outside of Gainesville, about 20 minutes from the University of Florida. His wife, Kelly, is from Daytona Beach as well. … Continue reading

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D.J. Eliot previews Florida

D.J. ELIOT “We had a good practice. Guys seemed to be energetic, flying around, excited. It’s just a typical Wednesday; so things went well.” On linebackers: “I don’t know how it’s gonna spread out. I think that Josh Forrest is … Continue reading

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Mark Stoops on SEC teleconference

MARK STOOPS Opening statement: “Looking back at the Ohio game, we did some good things. I thought it was good to get off to a fast start again, jumped out to the 14-0 lead; it was good for us. Defensively, … Continue reading

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A Kentucky tattoo for Towles? He says no

Sometimes even players who spend a lot of time on Twitter are surprised by the power of Twitter. That happened to Kentucky quarterback Patrick Towles, who joked to a friend about getting a tattoo if the Cats break their long … Continue reading

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