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Saturday Quickies: Big Blue Wall Edition

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Kentucky’s offensive line is getting more praise.

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If we do indeed get to see college football in the fall, the Kentucky Wildcats will have one of the most heralded offensive lines in the country.

The formula for Kentucky football over the last few years has been pretty simple and straightforward: run the damn ball. That’s easy to do when the offensive line is as stacked as it is in Lexington.

Pro Football Focus had this to say about the Big Blue Wall:

“The Wildcats’ offense became one predicated on rushing success, and that seemed to fit their strength as a unit on the offensive line. They finished with the seventh-highest run-blocking grade as a unit while Kinnard finished the year as the third-highest graded tackle in the SEC in the run game.”

Tweets of the Day

I know it’s the UofL AD but this bodes well for at least trying to have football this fall.

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Reds player tests positive for COVID | USA Today- It’s only one player so far but the series against the Pirates is in jeopardy if more players test positive today.