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Eli Brown goes in “locked and loaded” when he gets a chance to play


Recovering a fumbled punt against Vanderbilt that led to a Kentucky touchdown was a big play for redshirt freshman linebacker Eli Brown.

But it was not a confidence-building play.

“I always had confidence in myself but I am a hard critic. I feel like there is a lot more to improve. I am never satisfied. I am not going to live on that hype,” said Brown. “I never played special teams in high school. That was my break time. Now any chance I get to get on the field, I am going to take it and do 100 percent of all I can.”

Stoops expects Kash Daniel, T.J. Carter to play this year

Kash Daniel (56) and Landon Young (67) could both play as freshmen. (Vicky Graff Photo)

Kash Daniel (56) and Landon Young (67) could both play as freshmen. (Vicky Graff Photo)


Freshmen Kash Daniel, a linebacker, and T.J. Carter, a defensive lineman, apparently will both play this season.

“I think T.J. Carter is a guy that will play, that we’ll need to bring along and play. Kash, I think is a guy that we have to look at defensively,” Kentucky coach Mark Stoops said after Monday’s practice.

He did not mention any freshmen offensive players even though offensive coordinator Eddie Gran has indicated running back Benny Snell and tackle Landon Young have both impressed him.

Stoops on Walker, Laster, Brown


After Saturday’s scrimmage, Kentucky coach Mark Stoops offered a few personnel updates.

— Injuries: “Blake Bone’s still nursing that hamstring. Dorian Baker’s got a little ham, hamstring as well. Other than that, we’re in pretty good shape. Of course Darius (West) is out. We’ll see.”

— Kobie Walker: “Kobie is very versatile. He makes good plays because he’s very active. He’s a guy that you need with some of the things we’re doing, he makes loose plays. Where he’s supposed to be outside and if they’re overreaching, then he comes under and makes a play. He’s active when he pressures and he can cover. We’re bringing him along. He’s definitely going to be an important piece of the package.”

Linebacker Eli Brown making big strides


Eli Brown thought he would play at Kentucky last year. Instead, the linebacker was redshirted his first season.

Now he’s making it clear the redshirt season paid off with his play in preseason camp.

“Linebacker play overall needs to be improved, but I thought Eli Brown’s play was good. I’ve seen some very good things from Eli. He’s probably made his biggest strides this training camp that he has since he’s been here,” defensive coordinator D.J. Eliot said Wednesday.

Brown was highly recruited because of ability to get to the ball and also cover ground.