* Kentucky receiver Kayaune Ross will not return to the University of Kentucky football program next season, per a UK spokesman. Ross was listed as a Junior on UK’s first depth chart. However, he became a senior once Kentucky’s coaching staff realized he enrolled in two junior colleges. This began his five-year eligibility clock. Ross redshirted at Arizona Western Community College in 2015 under the thought that he would have three seasons to play at Kentucky. Ross caught 21 passes for 296 yards and one touchdown during his two year career.
* ESPN is reporting that the referees from last month’s Music City Bowl between Kentucky and Northwestern received threatening calls in the days following the game. Specifically, Pac-12 referee Chris Coyte, who ejected Kentucky running back Benny Snell Jr. for initiating contact with him, “received a barrage of threatening calls to his cell and office phones as did the commercial real estate association he belongs to.” Northwestern defeated Kentucky 24-23.