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Friday Quickies: Support for Fallen Comrades Edition

The Wildcats will be honoring Josh Paschal and John Schlarman this season

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When the Kentucky Wildcats step on the field tomorrow afternoon, there will be a small patch on their helmets recognizing two members of the Wildcats program facing challenges off the football field.

The patch will have the initials of Josh Paschal and John Schlarman, both of whom are battling illness. Schlarman has been a trooper, taking chemotherapy treatments and somehow still finding a way to be at practice for this team. Paschal has been recovering after doctors found malignant melanoma on his foot, and the team has been breaking huddles with “JP on 3” as a way of rallying around their teammate. The players also received wristbands with the phrase on it as a way of supporting Paschal.

This is a really awesome way of recognizing two outstanding individuals who obviously have made such an impact in the Kentucky locker room. Continue to keep them in your thoughts and prayers moving forward.

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A great gesture by UK.

The Trinity grad set the college football world on fire last night.

Your quickies

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Boogie Watson settling in at outside linebacker - Lexington Herald-Leader

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Kentucky has plenty of options at the nickel - Cats Pause

Mike Edwards, Jordan Griffin, and Davonte Robinson provide a lot of versatility in the secondary. Expect Matt House to throw some different looks at opposing offenses this year.

Mark Stoops talks prepping for Central Michigan - Cats Pause

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Mitch Barnhart has Mark Stoops on his podcast - UK Athletics

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EA donating $1 million to Jacksonville Madden Shooting victims - Business Insider

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