UK begins Spring Football

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Clad in helmets, jerseys and shorts, the Kentucky football team was greeted by sunny skies and cool temperatures as the Wildcats went through their first day of spring practice Wednesday morning at the Nutter Training Center.

Taking the field for the first time since Jan. 2, when UK defeated East Carolina in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl, the Wildcats showed excellent spirit and purpose.

"It was a pretty good day for the start of spring ball," Coach Rich Brooks said. "I think assignment-wise, except for some young players, I think everybody knows what they're doing and things went pretty well today.

"This is the fun time of my job, being on the field with these young men, and trying to get them better at their positions and techniques. There is great enthusiasm among our team and now we have to polish things and get better."

Full evaluation, of course, can only happen when the full pads are on, but one facet that can be judged in jerseys and shorts is the team's athleticism. Brooks is happy with what he sees in that department.

"It's a long way from what it was when we got here (in 2003)," Brooks said. "We don't have very many guys who can't run and that includes our linemen. Overall, the preparation and conditioning are pretty good for this team."
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