Dane Key Glad To Have Texas, Oklahoma Joining SEC


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Georgia transfer Brock Vandagriff made a believer of UK receiver Dane Key during spring practice.

“He’s a ball player and he’s also a really good leader that we’re so happy to have on this team because he just brings a lot to the table with everybody, just being around him and all the other guys clicking with him,” Key said on the Paul Finebaum show on the SEC Network. “All the other guys on the team, even the defensive guys, are clicking with Brock and that’s not really normal. He’s such a good leader that everybody on the team was clicking with him.”

Key also didn’t shy away from answering when Finebaum asked him about Texas and Oklahoma coming into the Southeastern Conference. Kentucky plays at Texas on Nov. 23.

“I think it’s an awesome opportunity that Texas and Oklahoma are now in the SEC. It’s just another great game to add to the schedule for every team in the SEC because those are two great opponents and everybody’s gonna be looking forward to playing them. I think we’re gonna be super excited to play there,” Key said.

The junior-to-be receiver also admitted NIL money is a reason for some players to stay closer to home to play in college

“A lot of guys who would leave their home state to go play at other schools, big name schools, a lot of kids are staying locally now so that they can play in front of their home state and also get a chance to earn NIL revenue and really make a name for themselves in their home state,” Key said.

2 Responses

  1. Vandegriff & Key (& other receivers who showed they were playmakers their 1st season) are a major key to U.K. getting back into the hunt for 10 wins.

    I anticipate an incredible season by our QB and even some very good play be the backup as UK regains its footing after 2 less than stellar seasons.

  2. Key should have a big year this year. He has been our best deep ball the last couple years and he should be much better and more polished this year. I think he flirts with 1,000 yards this year. He’s a great possession receiver who is sneaky fast. I also believe Brown cleans up his drops that have been plaguing him the last couple of years. I think he will be at or around the 800 yard mark, plus he will have a couple more kickoff return touchdowns this year. I’m anxious to see Maclin, Farrier, Brown-stephens, and Gilmore. I think they will all get playing time. Also the tight ends will be much improved from a year ago. With the line being experienced and 2 deep at every spot that should give Brock plenty of time to set up and make the great throw. I also think that Chip surprises alot of people this year he’s going to be hell on wheels. I think I heard he weighs 245 pounds that’s a humongous back. Their won’t be no arm tackles on him. I’m very excited this year I’m calling for 10-2. If the injury bug bites then a little worse.

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