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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.

What are Kentucky players thankful for?

Brought on by offensive coordinator Neal Brown’s comment that he’s “thankful for another opportunity. We’re glad we’re not going to end it on the (Tennessee) game,” several of his offensive players were asked the question: What are you thankful for? Here … Continue reading

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Cats’ Thanksgiving plans

Kentucky will have an early practice on Thursday in preparation for its big rivalry game at Louisville, followed by a team Thanksgiving feast. “Then they’ll have the evening if they’re close by to be able to go home and see … Continue reading

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Stoops, Eliot discuss Louisville

MARK STOOPS “So far so good. It’s been a good week of practice so far. The guys are very energetic, worked hard, enthusiastic, so it’s been good. It’s been good. Excited about the opportunity here this week.” On today’s rivalry … Continue reading

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Report: Brown interviewed for Troy job

One report on footballscoop.com is saying that Kentucky offensive coordinator Neal Brown interviewed at Troy for the soon to be vacant head coaching job there and that the Trojans likely will name their head coach as early as Sunday. UK … Continue reading

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Neal Brown previews Louisville

NEAL BROWN “Excited. First of all, happy Thanksgiving to everybody. I’m thankful for another opportunity. We’re glad we’re not going to end it on the last game. So excited about rivalry week, been educating the guys all week on the … Continue reading

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Mark Stoops preview Louisville

MARK STOOPS “Looking forward to getting back out to the action this week. Team had a good bye week. Rested up, got some good work. Looking forward to a big rivalry game this week with Louisville. They’re certainly playing some … Continue reading

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Baker out for season with knee injury

Freshman wide receiver Dorian Baker is out for the rest of the season after suffering a knee injury in practice during the bye week, Kentucky Coach Mark Stoops said on Monday. Baker, who has started two games with 19 catches … Continue reading

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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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