Courtney Love Joins Football Staff as Graduate Assistant

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[caption id="attachment_233139" align="aligncenter" width="600"] @UKFootball[/caption] Kentucky football's media guide had a familiar face added to the graduate assistant list. Former Kentucky linebacker Courtney Love has been added to the staff as a defensive graduate assistant, according to UK's media guide, which was released Sunday during the Southeastern Conference Media Day. Back in April, Love signed a rookie camp deal with the Cleveland Browns after going undrafted in the 2018 NFL Draft. Love was a two-time captain for Kentucky and was the second-leading tackler for the team last season with 92. The news shouldn't come as much of a surprise, as head coach Mark Stoops raved about Love potentially joining the staff before the 2017 Music City Bowl.

"He’s talking to me about getting into coaching, and I have to sit him down and ask him, ‘Is he completely nuts?’" Stoops said.

"I mean really with this day and age with the way things are, it’s very difficult to get into this business, but for him, I think he would be successful in anything he chooses to do. I definitely would have a spot for him with anything he chooses to do because he’s a special guy. He really is. He’s a difference maker. He’s going to have a bright future. Very proud of him and appreciate him.”

Love was the recipient of the 2017 Wuerffel Trophy, which is awarded to the player "who best combines exemplary community service with athletic and academic achievement."

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