Freshman TE Scott Kuhn preparing to play

With Wayne Riles departure last week, 6-4, 245-pound Scott Kuhn has seen considerable action at tight end during the first two days of practice and will likely see time on the field this season as a true freshman.

When projected starter Wayne Riles decided to leave the University of Louisville football squad late last week, the door opened for true freshman Scott Kuhn to see immediate action at the tight end spot this season.

During the first two practices to open fall camp, it's become evident the 6-4, 245-pound tight end probably figures into the mix at the position this fall, along with senior Adam McCauley, a converted fullback.

Kuhn, who caught four passes for 86 yards while healping lead Kentucky to a 28-23 victory over the Tennessee All-Stars earlier this summer, said he's been busy studying and learning the U of L offensive system.

"There's a lot of plays to learn and it comes at you quick," Kuhn said. "But if you study your playbook at night and understand everything from the meetings you can learn it pretty quick."

"I've been looking at it for a while now," Kuhn continued about his desire to learn the playbook. "It's a lot different on the field than in the meetings because it all comes at you at once."

Kuhn appears physical enough to see some duty this fall. He played in a run oriented offense at Conner High School in Hebron, Kentucky which should give him a leg up in the blocking department. But it's probably his combination of blocking skills and ability to find seams in the defense and make the catch that provide him a great opportunity to see quick action this season

"I'm just working hard and trying to get a spot [in the lineup]," Kuhn said. "With Wayne [Riles] leaving, Adam McCauley [has] stepped in at the starting tight end position. But I feel if I can keeping learning and playing hard that hopefully I will get some playing time this year."

Kuhn said there is quite a bit of difference between high school and college, including the blocking schemes and pace of practice.

"It's a lot more complicated than in high school," Kuhn surmised. "These are easier blocking schemes but once you get them down they're not that bad."

"The speed of practice is totally different," Kuh continued. "In high school, you get breaks and can walk around [during practice] but there's no walking here and we're moving constantly."

During the summer and through the first two days of camp, Kuhn has had the opportunity to catch balls from both returning starter Stefan LeFors and promising true freshman Brian Brohm. Kuhn said both throw a good, accurate ball to catch.

"They both throw a great ball," Kuhn said. "Coming from Stefan, the ball might come a little bit quicker because his timing is there but they both throw a great ball and it is always right on target."

With so many offensive weapons in the U of L attack this season, Kuhn predicts the Cardinal offense will be difficult for opponents to stop.

"It's really going to be hard to stop," Kuhn said of the Louisville offense. "There are so many people that you can't key on one person."

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