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Cats Sign 25 For Freshman Class of 2009
Add 3 JC Prospects for Total of 28 Signees

Wildcats Named to "All-Bowl Teams"

Defensive tackle Myron Pryor and kickoff returner David Jones were named to “All-Bowl Teams” selected after the wrapup of the bowl games.

Pryor and Jones were named to the “All-Bowl Team” chosen by while Jones was picked to the team named by Kentucky defeated East Carolina, 25-19, in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl on Jan. 2.

Pryor had a career-high seven tackles in UK's victory, including one tackle for a loss, one pass breakup, and caused the fumble that Ventrell Jenkins returned for the game-winning touchdown.

Jones was named in recognition of his 99-yard kickoff return for a touchdown that ignited UK's second-half rally. The Wildcats trailed 16-3 at halftime before Jones received the opening kickoff of the third quarter and took it to the house. It set a record for the longest kickoff return in the 50-year history of the Liberty Bowl.

AutoZone Liberty Bowl
One of the Top 11 Games
Of Bowl Season

Kentucky's comeback victory over East Carolina was ranked the 11th best bowl game of the year by the website

CFN took all 34 bowl games and rated them for excitement/entertainment value. The Liberty Bowl was placed in the “excellent” category in earning the No. 11 ranking.

Trailing 16-3 at halftime, and 19-16 in the fourth quarter, UK got a 56-yard fumble return by Ventrell Jenkins for the winning touchdown with 3:02 remaining.


Cats Come Back In Second Half;
Outscore ECU 22-3 on back of Special Teams, and Defense
Win Third Straight Bowl Game First Time Ever in Program History




7 - 6


Cats Fall at Tennessee
in Phil Fulmer's Final Game
as Volunteers' Coach
Fulmer Finishes Career
Undefeated Against Kentucky

6 - 6


Cats Sleepwalk Through First Half
Can't Overcome 24-7 deficit
Lose to Vanderbilt 31-24

6 - 5


Cats Fall Short Against Georgia 38-42

6 - 4


Wildcats Escape Starkville with 14-13 Victory
Kentucky is now bowl eligible
with its sixth win of the season.

6 - 3


Production' moves Brooks to change QBs

At Mississippi State


Cats Take One On The Chin At Florida

5 - 3


Cats Come Back In Last 5 Minutes of Game
Snatch Victory From Jaws of Defeat
Beat Arkansas

5 - 2


Cats' Offense Abandons Them and
Special Teams Give Up 14 points
As Cats Fall At Home To
Spurrier's South Carolina Gamecocks



Cats Fall Short Against #2 Alabama in Tuscaloosa



Cats Man-Handle Western Kentucky



Cats Dodge "Artillery Shell"
Escape Past Middle Tennessee

Kentucky backup cornerback Robbie McAtee, left,
hugged Calvin Harrison after making a game-saving ankle tackle
of Eldred King at the 1-yard-line.

3 - 0


Cats Offense Shows Life And
Defense Keeps Norfolk State
Out of End Zone

Freshman Randall Cobb threw for one touchdown and
ran for two others in relief of Mike Hartline, and
Kentucky dominated Norfolk State in its home opener.

2 - 0


Cats Own Louisville
at Papa John's Stadium 27-2

As Defense Dominates the Game.
Myron Prior Epitomized the Defensive Effort wiith this play.

This TD scamper was the Capstone Play for
Myron Pryor's SEC Player of the Week Performance.
Pryor was the first Wildcat defensive lineman
to be named the SEC Defensive Player of the Week
in 16 years, since Dean Wells vs. Indiana in 1992.


Even before the first Kickoff,
The University of Kentucky Football Program
Is Building for the future.
Coach Brooks, Coach Phillips,
and their staff are getting early commitments
for the freshman class of 2009 are a record pace.
In early August, a 4-Star Pro-style
QB from Texas committed to the Cats,
and on August 21, 2008, a 5-Star QB
made it the daily double for the Cats for 2009.
Morgan Newton will be a Cat!!!!!


An Eight Part Series Examining
The 2008 Kentucky Football Team by Position.

1. Defensive Line

Everything starts up front.
For us to have the type of year we need to have as a team,
they're going to have to be the bell cows

2. Linebackers

“We've got an experienced group of starters,”
said linebackers coach Chuck Smith.
“Now we've just got to develop some depth.”

3. Secondary

The Wildcats were a respectable
24th in the nation in pass defense last year
and return plenty of experience from that unit.
Free safety Marcus McClinton is a fifth-year senior,
Jones is a fourth-year senior, Lindley a fourth-year junior and
strong safety Ashton Cobb a third-year junior.

4. Offensive Line
Kentucky football coach Rich Brooks spent
much of the off-season telling the media that
this year's offensive line would be his best at UK.
Then, in the team's first fall scrimmage last week,
the offensive line laid an egg. ”It's definitely a concern,“
UK offensive coordinator Joker Phillips said.

5. Receivers

While things might look a little rough right now,
Phillips thinks his unit is headed in the right direction.
“I think there'll be some mistakes early, but when all is said and done,
we'll be strong at wide receiver,” Phillips said.

6. Running Backs

Brooks feels the
tailback stable that is the
deepest and most talented position on the team.
The Wildcats plan to use a four-tailback rotation
with Dixon, junior Alfonso Smith and
sophomores Derrick Locke and Moncell Allen.

7. Quarterbacks

He's tall (6-foot-6), can move around a little bit and
improved his passing in the latter stages of spring practice.
Hartline struggled along with the rest of the offense
in the team's first fall scrimmage, but
the unit was more cohesive in the second scrimmage.

UK offensive coordinator Joker Phillips says
he has a player with the ‘it' factor in freshman Randall Cobb.

8. Special Teams

After ranking in the nation's top five
in both punt and kick returns in 2005 and
finishing in the top 10 in both in 2006,
the Wildcats took a major step backward last year.
UK finished 45th in kickoff returns and 72nd in punt returns.


Cats Will Have Speed in their Backfield!!!!

Alfonso Smith said he developed his speed as a kid by racing against men.

Derrick Locke, ran for a touchdown against Vanderbilt last season. Locke also runs track for Kentucky.

UK's Alfonso Smith, left, and Derrick Locke have been timed at 4.24 and 4.21 seconds in the 40.

Pulley Dismissed From Team

Mike Hartline To Be Starting QB for 2008

Wildcats Have First Practice
August 5, 2008

Coach Rich Brooks says that the Cats can beat anyone on their schedule in 2008

Submitted by Richard Cheeks


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