Larry Vaught goes one-on-one with Kentucky wide receivers coach Pat Washington.
Question: Is senior LaRod King, your most experienced receiver, the leader you want him to be?
Washington: "He is. I think his experience will show. We had a meeting one day and he got on the board and was discussing some plays and got all the guys to talk through it. There is no question he knew everything about the offense and each position and the quarterback's reads.?He understands what he is trying to do and what others are trying to do and how it goes hand in hand."
Question: What about E.J. Fields and Gene McCaskill, two veterans who have yet to become consistent playmakers for various reasons?
Washington: "The same way. Not quite like King. McCaskill is pretty close to it.?I?think he is right there. E.J. has done a good job this spring. He is trying to lead by example. He is not a great vocal guy — King is not either. But at the same time they can lead by what they do. You don't have to be a cheerleader. When it is your turn, do it full speed and if the younger kids have questions, answer the questions and try to help them out."
Question: How did McCaskill's knee hold up?
Washington: "That's going to be the big question mark up until game one, game two.?I am not a doctor, so I can't tell you all the things that are wrong with it or right with it. We know it is a problem we have to deal with."