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Stoops wants to get Kash Daniel, Jordan Griffin more playing time

Kash Daniel (Alex Otte Photo)

Kash Daniel (Alex Otte Photo)

By LARRY VAUGHT

Sophomore linebacker Jordan Jones continues to be Kentucky’s leading tackler and coach Mark Stoops says much of that is because he plays with “relentless passion and energy and effort” to go along with good instincts.

Stoops did play redshirt freshman Eli Brown more last week against Georgia to give Jones some rest. He also thinks Brown can be an “exceptional player” in the future.

True freshman Kash Daniel could also be in line for more playing time to give linebacker Courtney Love a rest. That worked at Missouri but Love played most of the game against Georgia.

How many true freshmen will Stoops play?

Jordan Griffin, right, could be one of the true freshmen playing this year. (Vicky Graff Photo)

Jordan Griffin, right, could be one of the true freshmen playing this year. (Vicky Graff Photo)

By LARRY VAUGHT

How many true freshmen out of Kentucky’s talented 2016 recruiting class will play this year?

That’s a question Kentucky coach Mark Stoops is not ready to answer. However, UK’s two-deep depth chart for the opening game Saturday night against Southern Mississippi has five true freshmen listed.

“I think some of the guys that we have listed on the depth chart there you could see (in a game) or you may not, we will see how it goes. With the players that are on the two-deep depth chart, we anticipate needing them at some point,” Stoops said.