Kentucky receivers coach Jovon Bouknight discusses meeting Mark Stoops, why he wanted to join Wildcat program
Kentucky may have gone an interesting route to land a new receivers coach, but in the end, former Oregon assistant Jovon Bouknight is now a member of Mark Stoops’ Wildcat staff and already working in Lexington.
Entering spring practice in Lexington, Kentucky already had a receivers coach in Michael Smith but several practices into camp, Smith resigned and Bouknight was named the team’s new receivers coach on Tuesday.
“I’m really excited about Coach Bouknight joining our staff,” head coach Mark Stoops said via a release on Tuesday. “I had the opportunity to meet him on the recruiting trail and liked the way he handled himself. When I watched the tape of his games at Oregon and Utah State, it was evident his players play the right way and play with passion.”
Bouknight comes to Lexington after coaching for over a decade at the collegiate level and following an outstanding playing career at the University of Wyoming, where he was a finalist for the 2005 Biletnikoff Award.
“I have tremendous respect for this program and what Coach Stoops has done over the past seven years,” Bouknight added in the same release. “I’ve watched as Kentucky has gone to four straight bowl games, finished in the top 25 nationally and how they’ve excelled in recruiting. I met Coach Eddie Gran on the road, we built a relationship and I’m excited to be a part of this coaching staff. I really love the direction of the program and where it’s headed.”
Following his official hire in Lexington, Bouknight discussed how he came to be on Kentucky’s radar after meeting offensive coordinator Eddie Gran and Coach Stoops on the recruiting trail.
Check it out below or listen to the entire interview on the Behind Kentucky Football podcast with Bouknight at this link.
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