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C.J. Conrad, Dorian Baker “do a lot” for Kentucky offense

C.J. Conrad (Vicky Graff Photo)

By LARRY VAUGHT

What if receiver Dorian Baker and tight end C.J. Conrad can both stay healthy this season? What would that mean to Kentucky’s offense this season?

Baker missed all of last season due to a preseason knee injury while Conrad missed the last three games — and was not near 100 percent in some other games — last season.

Conrad believes it would mean a lot to the offense if both stay healthy.

“I think both of us do a lot, not just for this offense, but for this team,” Conrad said Monday at the SEC Media Days in Atlanta.  “We’re both seniors now, seeing the program from the beginning to where it’s at now, and guys who are going to fight for this team.

“I think Dorian, you haven’t seen him play in a really long time, but that’s a guy who caught 60 passes a little less than two years ago, so he’s an extremely talented guy that we’re excited to have back.”

What about him?

“I’m just really trying to take a leadership role on this team right now,” he said. “I’ve played all three years now. I’ve seen it from the beginning to now, just trying to build that winning culture. I’ve seen how close we’ve been in the past to winning more football games this year for us.”

1 comment

  1. If Gran doesn’t have a qb that he trusts to throw the ball, neither player will be used like they should be.

    I have been almost as disappointed in Gran as I was Elliot Uzelac. The main difference being is that you knew up front what you were getting with Uzelac.

    I watch Gran at Cincinnati and he is not doing nearly as much with the offense at UK as he did at UC.

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