Jason Hatcher Suspended For 2 Games and More UK Football


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, Jason Marcum. Today at the Kentucky Football Fan Day, Mark Stoops said that Junior defensive end Jason Hatcher has been suspended for the first 2 games of the season for a violation of team rules. Here is what Marcum had to say about it:

"Head coach Mark  Stoops was adamant that Hatcher’s absence from Media Day was not indicative of his status with the team. On Saturday, Stoops changed his tone by announcing Hatcher will be suspended for the first two games of the season following a violation of team rules.Stoops did not elaborate on exactly what the violation was, but mentioned that he had otherwise put himself in a position to help the team out on the field this year. After all, he is the team’s best pass-rusher and arguably best overall defensive player."

Hopefully Hatcher can straighten up his act, because he’s letting his teammates down. Kentucky football will be without a vocal leader and quite possibly their best defensive player.

– In other news today the website TodaySU.com had a story on the top 5 players for Kentucky football to watch out for this year. 4 players are ones that you might have guessed already but the last player is one you might not have guessed. Here is their top 5 players to look for this coming football season for Kentucky in no particular order:

Stanley “Boom” Williams

"While most of the Wildcats’ offense went absent during the team’s losing streak, Williams emerged as the team’s best running back. Kentucky used several backs throughout the season but the true freshman proved to be the most consistent and finished with a team-best 486 yards."

Matt Elam

"In 2015, Kentucky expects to see a more durable Elam on the interior line. He should see more playing time and use his 6-foot-7, 300-plus pound frame to his advantage"

Josh Forrest

"Forrest will now assume the role of a veteran leader in Dupree’s absence. His numbers should, however, remain high especially if he’s playing behind an improved, experienced Elam in the trenches."

AJ Stamps

"The senior is poised to earn attention from NFL teams in next year’s draft after what should be a dominant season. Alongside Marcus McWilson, Stamps makes up one of the SEC’s most underrated safety units that should create a difficult matchup for opposing quarterbacks."

And now the most intriguing one from this list…

CJ Conrad

"Kentucky is thin at tight end and the freshman should make an immediate impact in 2015. Conrad should see plenty of targets as the Wildcats look to replace two senior wide receivers in Javess Blue and Demarco Robinson."

It should certainly be an interesting season coming up for Kentucky football, but with Jason Hatcher sitting out the first two games against Louisiana Lafayette at home and on the road at South Carolina it will be tough for Kentucky football with Dupree and Za’Darius gone but they have enough depth this year they should be fine.

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