Offensive coordinator Eddie Gran and offensive line coach John Schlarman have both talked about the intelligence and diversity of their offensive line. Kyle Meadows personifies the message. Meadows is a 6’5, 305-pound tackle from Cincinnati, Ohio. The junior has started 10 games at right tackle and is currently running with the first team offense.
Meadows is an intelligent soul that wants to convey that he’s more than just a football player. Asked to describe himself he said, “Kyle Meadows is a student-athlete at Kentucky that really just wants people to know that we are just more than athletes and that we are students too; students of the game, students of academics, and students of life.” Majoring in psychology and philosophy, his goals beyond football are to use his degrees and lessons learned from his experience at UK.
When discussing his time in Lexington, he said, “My time here has not been wasted at all, dreams will be manifested.”Kyle Meadows is a key component for Kentucky to have an effective and improved offensive line. While stable in the interior, tackle has been a concern. On Tuesday, Eddie Gran and QB Drew Barker praised both tackles: Cole Mosier and Meadows. Both will be tested early. Southern Miss defensive lineman Dylan Bradley racked up over 6 QB sacks and 12 tackles for loss for the Golden Eagles a year ago. Game two is in the Swamp as DE CeCe Jefferson will be waiting.