LEXINGTON, Ky. — Mark Stoops shared positive injury news Wednesday for Wildcats fans as the coach expects two key offensive players to be back Saturday.
Senior RB Jojo Kemp and freshman LT Landon Young both missed the latter portions of last weekend’s Mississippi State game, but Stoops said they’ll both be ready to face Missouri at noon ET Saturday in Columbia, Mo.
Kemp was taken to the locker room in the second quarter against Mississippi State for an X-ray on his hand, the Kentucky Radio Network reported at the time. Young followed Kemp to the locker room later in the game to get an X-ray of his own after the network reported he was walking with a limp.
Other updates from Stoops SEC teleconference:
- Quarterbacks coach Darin Hinshaw said Tuesday night that QB Stephen Johnson is six plays away from turning Kentucky into a “really good offense.” Stoops put his own confidence in Johnson: “I think he’s getting better each and every week and more comfortable,” Stoops said. “Any quarterback is going to go through some ups and downs, and I think with him and the experience that he has and that he’s gaining throughout this season it’s only helping him.”
- Senior C Jon Toth is flying under the radar nationally, a reporter suggested to Stoops, but the coach reinforced that Toth is Kentucky’s most reliable offensive lineman: “He’s the iron man,” Stoops said. “He’s in there playing about every snap we’ve played this season. And we’re rotating guards, we’re rotating tackles, but Jon is the one constant. So, any success we’ve had has a lot to do with what Jon’s doing.”