Bush Hamdan, Brock Vandagriff Both Impressive in Spring Practice


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Former Kentucky receiver Cole Lanter of Boyle County will continue his college football career at Gardner-Webb, one of several options he had after putting his name into the transfer portal recently.

He came to UK as a preferred walk-on but earned a scholarship.

Lanter went through spring practice with new offensive coordinator Bush Hamdan and Georgia transfer quarterback Brock Vandagriff. He liked what he saw from both of them.

“I love coach Hamdan. From day one he was very personable,” Lanter said. “I enjoyed getting to know everybody and working with all the guys under him. Everybody clicked with him.

“His play style is not too different from (former UK offensive coordinator Liam) Coen’s. Everything he has is very calculated from play calls to timeouts to how he wants to operate. We are all hand signals now. It was a nice change up and it was nice to speed up play and get going.”

What about Vandagriff who is expected to be UK’s starter?

“As a person, he is an unbelievable guy. He is a man of God, loves being outdoors and is the epitome of college football and what a Kentucky kid would  be like,” Lanter said. “He can sling it. He was a five-star recruit and at Georgia for a reason.

“He is really smart and good with his legs. He can complete anything that he throws. Kentucky is in good hands with him.”

One Response

  1. I hope his assessment of the OC is on target and he just confirms my extremely high opinion of Vandagriff, whose superior rating & selection by UGA is even more impressive with his love of God. Every natural ability & skill set falls short of maximum potential without the Lord Jesus in the center of anyone’s life.

    The nice comparison to Coen just raised my impression of the new OC by leaps & bounds & a faster offense is icing on the cake.

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