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Author: Curtis Burch

Tight ends after practice

The tight ends and their position coach talked after the last day of fall camp. They spoke about former walk ons getting scholarships and how the TE position has progressed. C.J. Conrad Conrad said he started out a little slow in camp but he thinks the coaches are happy where they are as a group. Conrad admitted he had trouble catching the ball during some parts of camp, but put in extra work after practice with a weighted ball and bounced back. Gran said the team put in nearly twice the work during this camp compared to last year but Conrad didn’t notice, he said the team trained so hard he didn’t notice they did so much extra work. Greg Hart Hart is a transfer from Nebraska and sat out all of last season, he said it felt like the slowest year ever and couldn’t even describe how excited he is to get on the field. Hart describes himself as competitive, he can block, run, and catch the ball. He thinks people will be surprised because they haven’t seen two tight ends like him and Conrad at the same time. Hart said Will Tom Collins and Tanner Fink getting scholarships was  “Awesome.” He called them his brothers and said they all hang out all the time off the field. Hart also describes his relationship with his position coach Vince...

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Gran and Barker on the last day of fall camp

Kentucky’s offensive coordinator and starting quarterback took to the podium to talk to the media after the last practice of fall camp. Eddie Gran  The UK OC said the tight ends had a really good day. Gran said he got more out of camp than he expected and he is excited. He also said in the scrimmage on Saturday the wide receivers didn’t make the tough catches like they did in the first scrimmage, also some of the throws were a high. Gran said they do script plays to start the game and has “second half ideas.” The QB will be involved in the game planning and which plays will be called. Gran said there aren’t plays that he likes that Barker doesn’t because Gran is just a fan of first down and touchdowns. It is still up in the air on how Stephen Johnson will be used this season. Gran said they have had a nice introduction to Southern Miss in game planning. Drew Barker  Drew Barker said this is the most consistent camp he has had since he has been at UK, there weren’t many bad days and when there were the team bounced back. He said the main thing in the scrimmage was 3rd down conversion percentage was down. Barker said it helps that he can trust the offensive line make the correct run blocking call....

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Countdown to Kickoff 11 Days

Big Blue Insider countdown to kickoff presented by Mingua Beef Jerky 11 is the number for… Tavin Richardson, J.D. Harmon, Rick Norton, Chase Harp, Maxwell Smith, Dominic Fucci UK receivers averaged 11.5 yards per catch in 2015… The Cats picked off 11 passes last season.  They also returned only 11 punts… Thanks to a 62-yard run vs. Charlotte, Sihiem King averaged 11.5 yards per carry last year on 11 attempts…  Dorian Baker averaged 11 yards per catch in 2015 (55 receptions)…  All-America TE James Whalen in 1999 averaged 11 yards per catch on 90 catches, then an NCAA record for a tight end…  Eleven is the number of times a UK player has led the SEC in passing yards (Babe Parilli did it three times).  It’s also the TOTAL number of TD passes thrown by Jerry Woolum from 1960-62, when he led the Cats in passing all three seasons…  It was on the 11-yard line where senior LB Khalid Henderson scooped up a fumble and ran 89 yards for a score vs. UT-Martin in the 2014 season opener… Be sure to go to the Big Blue Insider Facebook page for a chance to win Mingua Beef Jerky 12 is the number for… Gunnar Hoak, Derrick Ramsey, Dicky Lyons, Jr., Randy Jenkins, Bill Allen, Morgan Newton. Twelve was the cost in millions for the construction of Commonwealth Stadium, which opened in 1973. The renovation completed in 2015...

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Aug. 22nd podcast with Jen Smith and Ben Roberts

On this edition of the Big Blue Insider we discuss  UK Football practice that was open to the public with Jen Smith @jenheraldleader  of the Lexington Herald Leader and Ben Roberts  @BenRobertsSEC  now of SECCountry.com (we also throw in a recruiting question for Ben). Also comments from players and coaches post practice. AND Rick Pitino is talking about his time at Kentucky again. Listen live weeknights at 6pm on 630 WLAP or wlap.com Subscribe on iTunes  ...

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