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Kentucky football assistant coaches receive promotions

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Both are well deserved for the job they have been doing.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 03 Georgia at Kentucky Photo by Michael Allio/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Two assistant football coaches for the Kentucky Wildcats are getting promotions.

Defensive backs coach Steve Clinkscale, now entering his 6th season on Mark Stoops’ staff, has added the title of defensive passing game coordinator, according to the team prospectus.

This is a promotion that is deserved since Kentucky has ranked No. 1 in the SEC in pass defense in the past two seasons. Clinkscale has also been killing it on the recruiting trail as he has brought in eight commitments from Michigan, including Rivals five-star recruit Justin Rogers, who is the highest-ranked recruit in program history.

In addition, Jon Sumrall, who is entering his 3rd season on coach Stoops’ staff, will not only be the inside linebackers coach going forward, but he will also be co-defensive coordinator.

Like Clinkscale, Sumrall has been doing an excellent job on the recruiting trail as he has landed seven prospects from the Seep South with three of them (Trevin Wallace, Josaih Hayes and Christian Lewis) were 4-star recruits.

While the staff changes are big moving forward, there are a lot of other updates that you can find in the 2021 Kentucky Spring Prospectus.