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Thursday Quickies: Max Duffy Edition

Kentucky’s punter is on pace for a historic season

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NCAA Football: Kentucky at Florida Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

We all knew that Kentucky punter Max Duffy was having a great start to the year. He’s been an exceptionally valuable player early on for Kentucky and leads the nation in punting average.

But Duffy is also having one of the best seasons punting the ball of any punter since 2000.

Duffy’s punting average is higher than the leader each year dating back to 2000. Granted, this is through five games and a lot can change, but it’s clear Kentucky has a real asset in Duffy.

His ability to flip the field makes a major difference and makes up for a lot of “hidden yards” in the course of a game.

I hope Duffy doesn’t have to punt as many times per game but keeps that average high. It’s a great accomplishment for a guy who plays a position that is often undervalued.

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Quickies

Lynn Bowden wants to win, no matter what position he plays - Herald Leader

Bowden is willing to play wherever to put the team in the best situation.

Kentucky, Louisville battling for North Hardin lineman - Courier Journal

Octavious Oxendine is a player Kentucky has been targeting for a while.

Bardstown’s JJ Traynor visited Kentucky on Wednesday - Cats Pause

Hopefully Traynor will become a member of Kentucky’s 2020 class.

Ashton Hagans thinks Kentucky will be special this year - KSR

Gotta love the optimism.

Penny thinks Memphis is winning the title this year - The Athletic

We’ll see...

Phil Fulmer rules out return to coaching - ESPN

Fulmer says the coaching chapter of his life has closed.

Will Jalen Hurts make it 3 straight Heismans for Oklahoma QBs? - Yahoo

If Hurts keeps up his current play, the answer is likely yes.

Percy Harvin said he was high for every game - Bleacher Report

Percy Harvin speaks out about his career.