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From Runaway Child To Senior Leader: Courtney Love


Kentucky coach Mark Stoops went on to say that Love’s performance on Saturday was the best of his Kentucky career. It was the type of effort Stoops hoped he’d see from the senior linebacker when he transferred from Nebraska two and a half years earlier.

“He’s exactly what you want in the middle of that defense,” Stoops said. “I think his mentality has rubbed off on our team and on our defense in particular. We definitely took the field (on Saturday) with a greater sense of passion and pride, and I think Courtney has a lot to do with that.”

Love is one of the critical cogs of a Kentucky defense that’s looking to do more than just avenge last year’s Southern Miss loss. Surrounded by one of the SEC’s best groups of linebackers, Love is in a perfect spot to succeed. He’s settled in now in his third and final year in Lexington.

“It is home for me,” he said. “I made a lot of great relationships, met a lot of great people, and this town is just awesome. I love it. It’s been really great for me and my family. I’m just looking to finish here strong and hopefully help bring this town and this state some great victories this year.”

To read the full article, click here: From runaway child to senior leader, how former Nebraska linebacker Courtney Love found a home at Kentucky

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