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Tuesday Headlines: Why Brock Vandagriff Picked Kentucky

He’s pretty excited to be a part of Big Blue Nation.

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The Kentucky Wildcats just finished what was a mediocre year (by their standards) of football for the 2023 season. Head coach Mark Stoops and his team finished with a 7-5 record after beating the No. 10 Louisville Cardinals in their season finale.

Senior quarterback Devin Leary was “good” but not what the Wildcats had hoped for as far as reaching his full potential.

The QB position has had many faces over the last several years in Lexington, with another set to take the reins next fall. So why exactly did Brock Vandagriff pick the Wildcats?

Let’s all send a big “thank you” to offensive coordinator Liam Coen. Vandagriff told KSR his relationship with Kentucky’s OC was one of the main reasons why he chose UK.

It’s also pretty clear he has a ton of respect for the rest of Kentucky’s coaching staff and thinks a lot of the players he’ll be surrounded with. The Wildcats have a duo of star receivers — Barion Brown and Dane Key — whom Vandagriff can step in and immediately be productive with.

Vandagriff was the country’s fourth-best QB coming out of high school — so the talent is clearly there. He’s also motivated to prove why he was ranked that high and he’ll have arguably his best opportunity early on in the 2024 season against his former team when Kentucky hosts the Georgia Bulldogs during Week 3 in Lexington on September 14th.

Let us know what you think about Vandagriff and how he can help improve UK’s offense.

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Headlines

Former UK QB Will Levis leads Titans to unprecedented comeback vs Dolphins - WYMT

The rookie QB threw for a career-high 327 yards, capped off by two touchdown drives in the last four and a half minutes of the game to stun Miami, removing them from the top AFC spot.

Reagan Rutherford Ends Kentucky Volleyball Career, Enters Portal – UK Athletics

Reagan Rutherford of the Kentucky Volleyball team has announced that she will be entering the NCAA transfer portal as a graduate transfer for the 2024 season.

Cutter Boley Will Enroll at UK in January - Vaught’s Views

Glad this is happening.

Women’s Tennis Announces 2024 Spring Schedule – UK Athletics

Kentucky women’s tennis has announced its 2024 spring schedule which will feature 10 home matches and 11 on the road.

Shohei Ohtani will defer $680M in deal with Dodgers - ESPN

Starting to make sense.

Gator Bowl Kentucky Ticket Allotment is Sold Out - KSR

Love this.

North Carolina QB Drake Maye entering NFL draft - ESPN

No surprise here.

UK commit Jadon Lafontant flips to Boston College - KSR

This hurts.

Lakers to hang banner that honors NBA Cup win - ESPN

Thoughts on this?

Beau Allen is coming home to play for Kentucky - KSR

He’ll wrap up his career in Lexington.

Andy Reid: Toney didn’t check with official before flag - ESPN

Not sure what else they need to hear.