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Lexington Herald-Leader: UK's Fidler a standup backup

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_DSC2399.jpgChip Cosby of the Lexington Herald-Leader always does excellent work, but his piece on backup quarterback Will Fidler was one of the best pieces (along with Jason King's feature on Patrick Patterson) that I've read in a while.

Cosby spoke with Fidler at practice Tuesday and profiled the type of standup guy Fidler is to have basically taken a "slap in the face," as Rich Brooks termed it Monday when true freshman Morgan Newton was named the starting quarterback, and still stand strong.

According to Cosby's story, Fidler learned he wouldn't be starting early last week. Although he was disappointed, he put his head down and kept working, even reaching out to Newton and offering support.

It's the same thing Fidler has done for years on the team. It's why he's become one of the most well respected and liked guys on the team, and it's great to see his story finally put into words. Well done, Chip.

In other news, ESPN Southeastern Conference blogger Chris Low provides a midseason review for the UK football team. Low names sophomore Randall Cobb UK's offensive MVP and senior Micah Johnson its defensive MVP. No surprise with either one.   

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