The Backfield is Getting a LOT Bigger

Nick Roushover 6 years


Aritcle written by:Nick RoushNick Roush


jacob-hyde lawnmower The Kentucky football team has more depth than Mark Stoops' staff has ever seen, but there's one position without much of anything: fullback.  Coach Dawson has tight ends that can play the H-back position as a lead blocker out of the backfield, but other than that, the fullback spot on the depth chart is pretty barren. So what do you do when you need a big body to block?  Insert 333-pound defensive tackle Jacob Hyde into short-yardage situations. "He moves really, really well.  I mean, you can look at him.  He's a big boy," Patrick Towles said today.  It was their first day trying out the Clay County native in the backfield.  I have not seen it yet, but I can confirm that Pat isn't crazy after watching Hyde display agility last week I didn't know he had. Not surprisingly, it was a shaky start, but it shouldn't be too long before he's opening holes big enough to drive a lawnmower through. I'll be back later with more Spring Practice updates later from an unhappy Mark Stoops.   

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