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Kentucky keeping Jovon Bouknight, per report

An earlier report suggested Bouknight was on the way out.

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KSR’s Matt Jones is now reporting that Jovon Bouknight is staying at Kentucky.

Alrighty then.

The Kentucky Wildcats will have a new wide receivers coach next season.

According to Cats Pause (via KSR), Jovon Bouknight will not be back next season, marking the fourth time in five years that Kentucky will have a new wide receivers coach.

Bouknight, who just completed his first and only season in Lexington, was previously the wide receivers coach for the Oregon Ducks in 2019. The former Wyoming wide receiver was one of the best players in school history from 2002-2005. After that, he spent time coaching at Utah State and also a brief stint at Texas Tech.

It makes sense that Kentucky wants to pick a new wide receivers coach to work with incoming offensive coordinator Liam Coen, who is still coaching with the Los Angeles Rams in the NFL playoffs. Kentucky recently hired another NFL assistant in Jemal Singleton, who will be the team’s new special teams coordinator and running backs coach. Perhaps Mark Stoops will dip into the NFL for his next receivers coach as well.

Hopefully, this next hire will be the one that sticks.