LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky middle linebacker Micah Johnson
will be back on Saturday when the Wildcats host South Carolina.
Johnson has missed Kentucky's last two games after suffering a
high ankle sprain in a win over Middle Tennessee on Sept. 13. Coach
Rich Brooks says Johnson should start, allowing Braxton Kelley to
return to outside linebacker. Kelley had been filling in at middle
linebacker for Kentucky (4-1, 0-1 Southeastern Conference). Johnson
has 15 tackles in three games this season for Kentucky.
Brooks said quarterback/wide receiver Randall Cobb and defensive
tackle Ricky Lumpkin, both of whom suffered high ankle sprains
against Norfolk State, will be in the lineup against South Carolina
Brooks praised Kentucky's offense on Wednesday for showing signs
of progress during last week's 17-14 loss to No. 2 Alabama. Brooks
said he felt that his team putting up 14 points against one of the
strongest defenses in the nation spoke in itself of progress made.
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