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Tuesday Headlines: Maxwell Hairston Edition

Hairston has been a pleasant surprise this season.

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There have been a few surprises already for Kentucky football through their first three games of the 2023 season, with some of those being good and some bad. But perhaps the best surprise so far this season has been the play of cornerback Maxwell Hairston.

Hairston, a sophomore DB and former three star prospect out of Michigan, has so far put on a defensive clinic for the Wildcats. He has 19 total tackles in his first three games as a starter, which has included a team-high seven total tackles this past Saturday vs. Akron.

Hairston is the fourth-highest-graded cornerback in the entire country by PFF.

Hairston has played so well that he also earned praise from head coach Mark Stoops during the UK coach’s weekly press conference on Monday.

Kentucky’s secondary is full of youth and Hairston has been a pleasant surprise from that group. He’s been able to show leadership and also be one of the team’s best defensive players. The team will lean on him as they head into conference play, starting this weekend at Vanderbilt.

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Stoops Issues Challenges to Players in Vandy Week Presser - KSR

First conference game of the year on Saturday.

Nick Chubb not expected to return this year - ESPN

Just awful news.

John Calipari to receive Race Amity Medal of Honor - KSR

Pretty big deal for the UK basketball coach.

Michigan State begins process of firing coach Mel Tucker - ESPN

This felt inevitable.

Kentucky trending to land 3-star ‘24 LB Devin Smith - KSR

Decision expected to come on Friday.

Mahomes gets historic payday with restructuring - ESPN

A HUGE payday.

Injury Update: Latest on Kenneth Horsey, Josh Kattus - KSR

Need these guys back.

Rams ‘headed’ toward trading RB Cam Akers - ESPN

Such a weird situation in LA.