Something we already knew: Benny Snell is a grown man and will continue to gash SEC defenses this fall.
AJ Rose & Sihiem King can be relied on to back up Benny Snell. Rose finished early with 3 carries and 33 yards after taking a big hit from Eli Brown. King on the other hand finished with 19 carries, 107 yards and 2 touchdowns.
Offensive Line(s) = Solid.
Jamin Davis: All of the hype was real, Davis will more than likely see the field when the season is underway as he was in on almost every run play. Davis finished with 8 tackles. No redshirt here.
Boogie Watson and Kordell Looney: These two made all the spring practice hype easy to believe by their performances, they will be great back ups to Josh Allen and Denzil Ware in the fall. Boogie had 4 sacks, while Looney had 1. Promising careers ahead.
Gunner Hoak outplayed Stephen Johnson, which is a good thing because Hoak will not start over Stephen Johnson. BUT it is very good to know that we have Hoak if anything bad were to happen (knock on wood). Hoak finished the game going 16-24, 174 yards and 2 touchdowns.
The New No. 18 — Clevan Thomas: BBN, the number 18 has been so special to us over the years (Freddie Maggard, Jacob Tamme, Randall Cobb, & Boom). Clevan Thomas is next. After getting praise all spring, Thomas managed to showcase his skill Friday night by racking up 3 catches for 28 yards and a touchdown.
Triple Towers: Dorian Baker, Kayaune Ross, and Blake Bone create height mismatches on the outside, I forsee a lot of fade routes this year. BTW, Ross caught an amazing fade route from Gunner Hoak to score the white team’s first touchdown
Good News: This was just spring. The spring game is essentially a pointless tease, there are still months before the official 2017 season is underway. The team will only get better from here.
The Kentucky Football Narrative Has Changed. Kentucky now has the talent and depth to compete in the SEC. BBN, Let’s Go!!!