Dec 2, 2012; Lexington , KY, USA; Kentucky Wildcats head coach Mark Stoops spoke with reporters with Athletic director Mitch Barnhart (left) and University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto (right) at the Nutter Field House. Image Credit: Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

Kentucky board talks Football renovations


The University of Kentucky held an athletics board meeting today to discuss stadium renovations, amongst other things.


Lexington Herald-Leader‘s Jen Smith reported that renovation “project will get underway this calendar year and is to be completed in the fall of 2015 or early spring of 2016.”

At this morning’s board meeting, Sandy Bell said that Kentucky was one of two SEC schools to not be hit with an APR penalty. The other university being Vanderbilt.

Regarding athletes that go pro and eventually come back to get their degree, Jen Smith reports that “even the millionaires who return have scholarships paid for by UK.”

Speaking of football, Kentucky will not be ignored in South Florida when it comes to recruiting.

Kentucky is showing its hand in recruiting South Florida. Until the Wildcats become a winning program, they won’t compete for the South Florida’s best, but they are going after players who many schools believe aren’t polished enough. Kentucky is betting that two or three years down the line, those players will be comparable with many of the league’s best players. Using Bell and Montgomery as examples, I agree with those coaches.

Yesterday alone with a big day for Kentucky football with the commitments of both Marcus McWilson and Alex Montgomery.

“Yet another big flip,” said Scout.com national football recruiting analyst Brandon Huffman. “We have him as a four-star, and Kentucky went into a talent-rich state and got a bigtime prospect from a great program and on top of that, flipped a longtime commit to Nebraska. Vince Marrow, who’s from Ohio originally, and made the move from Nebraska to Kentucky, gets the credit on this one.”

Mark Guandolo coached Alex Montgomery at Cypress Bay. Guandolo described the future Cat as a “big physical receiver” with “great hands.” He also said that Montgomery is a “big play receiver,” and a “smart student of the game.” As a player, according to Guandolo,” Montgomery “wants to win and will lead by example.”

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