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Will Thomas Collins, better known as Taco Meat, has earned a scholarship from UK, Josh Norman takes shots at everyone and more.

NCAA Football: UL Lafayette at Kentucky Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning BBN, these are your Wednesday quickies. Senior fullback Will Thomas Collins, AKA ‘Taco Meat’, has earned a football scholarship as the team’s starting fullback. Collins has gone from starting his career at the NAIA in Pikeville, to scout team member, to walk-on, and finally to starter under scholarship. Taco Meat’s scholarship announcement wasn’t grand, like some are. They didn’t announce it in front of the entire team or anything like that, but judging by the way Collins told his dad about his scholarship, he may have been happy with a not-so-extravagant announcement.

When Collins informed his father about him being rewarded a scholarship, he mentioned it in the most casual way possible. The family was sitting around the dinner table when Collins struck up a conversation.

"I’ve always kind of wanted a big sleeve of tattoos. But tattoos cost a lot of money so I never got ‘em, but now that I’m on scholarship I can get a sleeve of tattoos."

According to Taco Meat, some confusion ensued that I’m sure was entertaining. We congratulate Collins for earning a scholarship last week, and can’t wait to see what he’ll do on the field this year.

You can see the full video from Kyle Tucker here.

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Your quickies

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Michigan commit Antwuan Johnson will visit Kentucky this season. We’ve seen our fair share of flipped commitments, perhaps we could see one go Kentucky’s way?

FanSided says Derrick Baity is oozing confidence. It’s good to hear that Baity is being vocal and embracing physicality.

Former Wildcat Lloyd Tubman transferring to Austin Peay. Tubman was suspended by Kentucky both athletically and academically his freshman year.

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