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Kentucky junior WR Dorian Baker has been diagnosed with an ankle fracture and dislocation.

Baker suffered the fracture and dislocation during the team's scrimmage on Saturday. He will be undergoing surgery on Tuesday to repair the damage. "We’re very disappointed for Dorian, as he had a good offseason and was helping lead our receivers during preseason camp," said HC Mark Stoops in a statement. Baker has not been officially ruled out for the season, but his availability for the campaign is now very much in question. Blake Bone, Tavin Richardson and Kayaune Ross are all potential candidates to see bulked up reps with Baker sidelined.
Aug 21 - 4:37 PM

Kentucky HC Mark Stoops said that he will provide an update on junior WR Dorian Baker (ankle) next week.

Baker suffered a potentially serious ankle injury in practice. The Wildcats would like to see how he checks out over the next few days before offering further information as to a potential timetable for his return.
Aug 19 - 3:51 PM

The Lexington Herald-Leader's Jen Smith passes along that Kentucky junior WR Dorian Baker has suffered a "significant" ankle injury.

At this early stage, the extent of the ankle injury is not known. There is no timetable for Baker's return. He struggled with injury last season, not making his season debut until the end of October due to a hamstring strain. Limited to six games played, the 6-foot-3, 208-pounder caught 14 passes for 208 yards and two scores a year ago.
Aug 19 - 2:59 PM

Kentucky senior QB Stephen Johnson (undisclosed) returned to practice on Wednesday.

Johnson sat on Tuesday, but whatever was bothering him on the health front was apparently quite minor. He is in line to start for the Wildcats during the coming season barring a big push from Drew Barker over the next week-plus.
Aug 16 - 4:59 PM

Kentucky senior QB Stephen Johnson (undisclosed) did not practice on Tuesday.

Whatever has laid Johnson low is not expected to keep him out for any extended amount of time. He is likely to return to practice on Wednesday. He entered August at the top of the depth chart, with Drew Barker battling to supplant him for starting honors.
Aug 15 - 3:27 PM

Kentucky redshirt senior T Cole Mosier will miss the 2017 season due to a torn ACL.

Mosier (6'6/342) suffered the severe knee injury during the team's first scrimmage over the weekend. In a statement, HC Mark Stoops said that the redshirt senior "helped set the example of hard work that is the theme of this program, as he came in as a walk-on and earned a scholarship." This past season, Mosier started 10 games, missing three due to injury. With his collegiate career ended by this injury, sophomore T Landon Young is expected to start at left tackle for the coming season.
Aug 14 - 5:03 PM

SEC Country's Joe Mussatto writes that Kentucky redshirt junior S Mike Edwards "might be [the Wildcats'] top NFL prospect if he decides to leave."

Kentucky DC D.J. Eliot ticked off the skills in Edwards' toolbox last October, saying, "Mike is very smart. Mike is very athletic. Mike is our best cover guy. Mike is probably our best as coach says ‘football IQ’ guy on defense. Mike may be our best tackler. Mike may be our best blitzer." This past season, the 6-foot, 200-pounder recorded 100 tackles (5.5 for loss), three interceptions and eight passes defended while playing in all 13 of Kentucky's games. All of this fine work earned him second-team All-SEC recognition at the end of the season.
Source: SEC Country
Aug 8 - 7:19 PM

Kentucky HC Mark Stoops said that freshman WR Lynn Bowden is "100% good to go."

Bowden (6'1/190) was cleared academically by the NCAA on Friday. Full steam ahead, now. An explosive athlete, Bowden was a four-star recruit out of high school for the 2017 cycle. He has a chance to make an immediate impact with the Wildcats, particularly given Jeff Badet's transfer to Oklahoma earlier this offseason. There will be opportunities, here.
Aug 7 - 1:26 PM

Kentucky freshman WR Lynn Bowden is at practice one day after being cleared and ruled eligible for the 2017 football season.

Bowden is not in full pads for Saturday's session. Regardless, his presence on the sidelines is a very big deal indeed. The crown jewel of Kentucky's 2017 recruit class, the four-star Bowden was greenlighted by the NCAA academic clearinghouse on Friday. The 6-foot-1, 190-pounder is expected to contribute immediately on offense and special teams. ESPN and Scout both ranked him as one of the country’s top 100 recruits.
Aug 5 - 12:46 PM

Kentucky hired former Tennessee DC John Jancek to serve as a defensive consultant.

Jancek will not be taking an on-field role with the staff. He worked as safeties coach with South Florida last season and had previously served as Tennessee's defensive coordinator from 2013-2015.
Aug 1 - 10:20 PM

Kentucky senior QB Stephen Johnson began fall camp atop the depth chart.

Johnson took over the starting gig Week 3 of last season against New Mexico State after a back injury felled Drew Barker. He went 5-4 as a starter while throwing for 2,037 yards and 13 touchdowns, with 327 yards and three more scores on the ground. Barker is healthy again, and he represents Johnson's biggest competition for the job.
Source: ESPN
Jul 31 - 2:44 PM

When asked which freshman intrigue him most, Kentucky HC Mark Stoops said that WR Lynn Bowden "jumps out to you."

"He’s a guy that’s electric. He’d dynamic with the ball in his hands," Stoops said. Earlier this offseason, he went so far as to call Bowden (6'1/185) "one of the most explosive high school athletes we've signed at Kentucky." The freshman wideout will be a late entrant into the Wildcats' fray, as he will not join the team until they boot up camp on Sunday.
Source: SEC Country
Jul 25 - 4:56 PM

Scout.com's Greg Powers writes that Kentucky four-star 2018 verbal QB commit Jarren Williams "has improved as much as any passer across America over the last calendar year."

A clear sign of Williams' development -- he was working on the same team at The Opening as five-star Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence and was notably crisper at times than the far more heralded gunslinger. The 6-foot-2, 206-pounder ranks as Scout.com's No. 10 quarterback prospect in the South region for the 2018 cycle.
Source: Scout.com
Jul 10 - 6:16 PM

A Kentucky spokesman said freshman WR Lynn Bowden, who's not yet enrolled, will be ready to go for training camp.

Good news for the Wildcats, as Bowden is one of the more exciting recruits they've signed in the past few years. The 6-foot-1, 185-pound Bowden, according to ESPN's Sam Kahn Jr., "might be the most versatile [playmaker] they’ve had since Randall Cobb." Kentucky HC Mark Stoops, meanwhile, has referred to Bowden as "one of the most explosive high school athletes we've signed at Kentucky." Bowden reportedly may see reps at Wildcat quarterback and running back, in addition to wide receiver.
Jul 6 - 3:10 PM

ESPN's Mel Kiper ranks Kentucky junior TE C.J. Conrad as the No. 2 underclassman draft prospect at his position.

Conrad (6'5/245) was a four-star recruit out of high school. He started 11 of 13 games last season, finishing up the campaign with a 19-262-4 receiving line. The bulk of that statistical action came in the second game of the season, when Conrad caught five passes for 133 yards and three touchdowns against New Mexico State.
Jun 23 - 4:42 PM


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