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Five defensive backs for Kentucky's defense?

Kentucky opens fall practice this week in preparation for the 2014 season, Mark Stoops’ second at the helm. Stoops, a defensive coach, is a looking at ways to take advantage of the talent on hand to make that side of the ball as effective as possible. The nickel look will be heavily employed this season.

Kentucky’s lack of depth at linebacker will likely lead to Kentucky continuing the trend of playing more five defensive back alignments this season. While the talent on the defensive side of the ball is on the upswing, there is still a hill to climb for Stoops and defensive coordinator D.J. Eliot to implement their preferred scheme. Kentucky played quite a bit with five defensive backs last... Recommended Stories

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