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VAUGHT: Johnson can learn from Kirkland

Micah Johnson

When Mike Archer was trying to help convince Micah Johnson to sign with Kentucky, he took one approach that other recruiters couldn't have used. The UK defensive coordinator took Pittsburgh Steelers game film with him to show Johnson how he used All-Pro linebacker Levon Kirkland when he was the assistant coach with the Steelers.

"I told him this was a guy who was 290 on a good day. He might have been heavier. I never weighed him. To this day, I don't know what he weighed. That was between him and (coach) Bill (Cowher)," Archer said. "What I tried to do was show Micah things you can do when you are a big, physical guy. Levon was a freak of nature. As big as he was, he could cover tight ends down the middle and running...

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