Mid-Afternoon Football Fix

Position changes for several key Wildcats and more off-season news as spring practice comes around the corner.

1) Redshirt freshmen Antwane Glenn (6-4, 245) has added 10 pounds to his frame and is up to 245 pounds in preparation for a run at a spot in the rotation next year at defensive end. Glenn wasn't specifically pointed out on signing day, but he's definitely a guy that fits the bill as an impact player to watch for.

2) Defensive End Greg Meisner (6-2, 220) could miss spring practice after having shoulder surgery during his redshirt year. Meisner's injury could stunt his growth as a player, too, considering he needed to upgrade his body. Coach Brooks had earlier indicated that Meisner could blossom into a d-tackle at some point should he add more weight.

3) As we told you would happen when he signed with UK, Kentucky redshirt freshmen Antonio Thomas has also moved to linebacker from the original secondary spot they had him penciled in at. As I projected when he signed, Thomas has the frame to add the weight and is doing a great job of doing so. He's become the third safety the staff has moved to linebacker in the past twelve months.

4) UK redshirt junior offensive tackle Joe Fischer has graduated in four years and will give up his final year of eligibility. The Latonia (Ky.) Holy Cross HS walk-on appeared in nine games, including seeing game action in 3 this year. Fischer was a pleasant surprise and another product of a quality walk-on program at Kentucky.

5) Redshirt sophomore-to-be Chris Goode (6-3, 240) has officially made the transition to Defensive End from Tight End. Goode landed at UK with the expectation he'd take over for Jacob Tamme, but immediately was leap-frogged by sophomore TC Drake when he arrived on campus in January. Goode has played defensive end in high school.


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