The football Cats had two departures today on the defensive line as Patrick Graffree and Thomas Chapman hit the road for other Kentucky colleges in EKU and Murray State respectively...but Za'Darius Smith rejoined the team at defensive end.
Smith coming off that injured foot...in a boot at UK fan day a few Fridays ago.
He's now fine and had a good day at practice after being cleared by the medical staff to get back out there.
A positive note along with Max Godby earning a scholarship after Rashad Cunnigham's eligibility took a wrong turn for the fall.
Bottom line for Za'Darius, there was no way to keep him from playing against Western Kentucky in eight days.
More from Stoops and Smith in the video.