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Kentucky Makes Emotional Tribute To OL Coach John Schlarman

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It has been a tough week for those involved with the Kentucky Wildcats football program. After a two-year battle with cancer, offensive line coach John Schlarman passed away on Thursday at the age of 45.

Kentucky’s official Twitter account did an excellent job showing the former All-SEC player and assistant coach love.

But the real tribute took place against the Vanderbilt Commodores on Saturday — or game day. The Wildcats chose to do something memorable. On the first snap from scrimmage, Kentucky lined up without their left tackle in honor of the former offensive line coach.

They ultimately took a delay of game penalty, but out of respect, Derek Mason and Vanderbilt elected to decline that penalty. Peter Burns with ESPN and the SEC Network caught and moment and shared it to social media.

The official Twitter account for the Wildcats also share a video.

Senior left tackle Landon Young is also wearing the No. 65 in honor of Schlarman, who wore that number during his time in Lexington. Young typically wears the No. 67.

What an awesome way to honor someone who was known as being a fantastic person. The stories that have been shared about Schlarman painted the story of man who loved his family, his team and his university.

He will be missed.

Follow Clint Lamb on Twitter @ClintRLamb.

Written by Clint Lamb

Clint Lamb is a College Football Writer for OutKick. Managing Editor for Roll Tide Wire. Sports radio host for The Bullpen on 730/103.9 The UMP. Co-host for The 'Bama Beat podcast through The Tuscaloosa News and TideSports.com.

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