Stoops: Defensive lineman Paschal has melanoma on foot

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky coach Mark Stoops says defensive lineman Josh Paschal has a malignant melanoma on his right foot and offensive line coach John Schlarman is dealing with an unspecified health issue.

Stoops says the sophomore recently had lesions removed from the bottom of the foot. Paschal was awaiting results from another procedure Wednesday. Pascal had 17 tackles, 3.5 sacks and 4.5 tackles for loss as a freshman and was expected to play a bigger role this season.

Stoops says Schlarman, in his sixth season with the Wildcats, is still coaching while undergoing testing to determine his illness.