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Wildcat Quickies: Saturday Scrimmage Edition

Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

In an amazingly slow news weekend for UK, the biggest event was the first scrimmage of the fall that took place on Saturday.  Mark Stoops was pleased with the scrimmage and thought they "took a step forward" Saturday.

"We got an awful lot of work in today," Stoops said. "I thought we really did some good things on both sides of the ball. Just like the last couple days I've mentioned, impressed with what we're doing offensively. I feel like we're much deeper than we've been. Guys are stepping up, making plays. There's very good balance like we want."

By all accounts this camp has been the best yet for Stoops and company at Kentucky, hopefully the good news keeps on coming and translates to the field this fall.

There was hope of a decision after the scrimmage on the week 1 starter at QB but there is still not enough separation between the two just yet.

"They both did very well," Stoops said. "They both moved the ball at times, so we'll take a good look at it."

Jeff Badet was one of the more impressive performers Saturday and has been through camp.  I really like Badet to have a breakout season and be a strong performer.  I would not be surprised to see Ryan Timmons, Dorian Baker, and Badet be the big three this season.

Add in Garrett Johnson and Blake Bone and I honestly think by season's end we will have one of, if not the best group of receivers in the conference.



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