Updated: Jan 28
Offseasons in any sport come with many rumors and questions, as teams are prepping and making the right steps to reach success the following year. Coming off their third straight bowl win, Kentucky loses starting quarterback Terry Wilson, hires a new Offensive Coordinator, a Quarterbacks Coach, and a Running Backs Coach. Not to mention, many of talented players have decided to come back for another season. With so many changes that naturally come during every offseason, it leaves fans concerned with other things that could happen, that just haven't been addressed. Mark Stoops took it to KSR's daily radio show this morning to clarify those things.
Kelvin Joseph to return to Kentucky?
Over the last few days online, a Twitter post was made saying that there is a great possibility that Kelvin "Bossman Fat" Joseph could potentially return to Kentucky this summer, despite leaving the season early to get ready for the NFL Draft. Mark Stoops when asked about that being possible or not, responded by saying "No" that those were not to be true.
JJ Weaver not returning to Lexington?
As many off you know, and many of you might be included in this, that the BBN dissects every social media post that our players post online, and a few days ago Kentucky linebacker and Florida native, JJ Weaver, took to Instagram to post a picture that shown he was currently in Florida, and fans started to speculate that he might not be coming back. Mark Stoops simply put it, "No. No. No. JJ will be back."
Wan'Dale Robinson's addition to Kentucky
“Very, very excited about Wan’Dale coming back. We recruited our tail off to get him the first time but things happen and things happen for a reason. I’m grateful he’s here. We’re excited to welcome him into the program. We needed dynamic playmakers, as you know. Those are the guys that change those digits on the scoreboard. We need some guys like that.”
Stoops also confirms that Wan'Dale will be used as a slot receiver at Kentucky, despite playing multiple positions at Nebraska. "Wan’Dale is very versatile. He can punt return, kick return. They played him some at running back. We don’t plan do that but it does show his versatility... I think touches are one thing and that’s very important but it’s also very important for Liam (Coen) and our new offensive staff to develop him to be a great wide receiver, a slot receiver that’s going to play at the next level and I think that’s something that we’re going to work hard to help him to be the best player he can be.”
Kentucky looks to be setting themselves up for another great season under Mark Stoops' belt, and thankfully he doesn't go in circles on the offseason frenzies and is straight to the point, squashing any false (or true) rumors concerning his program.