Woodson expects UK to have even better summer

Spring practice has been over for just about a month, but quarterback Andre Woodson says not to worry about the Wildcats enjoying prosperity too much.

"Right now there is a good group of guys who stayed for the four-week summer session and have been working hard. We have been doing some running and coach (Marc) Hill has us doing some conditioning and lifting," Woodson said. "The rest of the guys are taking time off and relaxing. Guys got situated with the academics and I think we got that squared away pretty well.

"It is looking good right now. When everybody comes back in June, hopefully everybody stays out of trouble. When we get guys back and have them healthy and mentally ready to go, that is when we will get locked in to what is going on and get really prepared for next season."

Kentucky players and coaches credited last summer's work and attitude for much of the 2006 success. However, Woodson thinks this summer could be even better because of UK's late-season success and Music City Bowl victory over Clemson.

"The bowl win, the winning streak we had, that carried us a long way and has given us a lot of confidence going into next season," Woodson said. "You could tell in the spring with the way guys were working that they that they were busting their butts and they all want to be better. They all want to challenge each other and do what it takes to be big-time players and be on a big-time team in the SEC. This summer will give us a chance to see who has really stepped up since spring and who we can really count on to be one of the main guys for the team next year.

"I am already excited about next season. We are taking nothing for granted. If anything, we are even going to work harder. You can already sense that from just being around the guys."

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