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Wednesday Quickies: Heart of Schlarman Edition

Kentucky assistant John Schlarman is in a battle that’s much bigger than the game against Central Michigan Saturday.

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While Kentucky prepares for Week 1 against Central Michigan, assistant coach John Schlarman certainly has his mind on other things as well.

Schlarman is battling cancer. He found out this summer and is currently undergoing chemotherapy treatments, hoping to beat it.

“We’re at the start of the process, really,” he said, according to Jen Smith of the Lexington Herald Leader. “Everything has gone really well. Feel a lot better now than I did probably in the middle of June before we started this treatment stuff. That’s a good sign.”

Schlarman is a former Kentucky offensive lineman, and he was an in-state star at Highlands High School.

The UK assistant has his players and fellow coaches behind him in his battle.

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