Brooks on open dates

Rich Brooks says there is still plenty for his team to work on following the 42-0 win over Miami during an open week before it hosts Louisville Sept. 19.

Kentucky amassed 488 yards, scored 42 points and got its first shutout in 13 years.

Yet coach Rich Brooks says there is still plenty for his team to work on following the 42-0 win over Miami during an open week before it hosts Louisville Sept. 19.

"We had some mistakes technique-wise in the kicking game and some assignment mistakes. The same with offense and defense. If we don't get them cured, it will cost us a game," said Brooks Sunday.

"It was a good win to start the year, but there are a ton of things to correct. We've got to get better. The amount of improvement we make will determine how good we will be."

Kentucky will play 11 straight games after its open date. Brooks has insisted that's not as big a deal as some anticipate. He didn't back off that stance Sunday.

"Open dates happen when they happen. Some teams do not even have one," Brooks said. "We've got a game in, got a good win and now we can correct things players are seeing for the first time because they were playing their first time in a game.

"Now we have it on film and I always tell them that the film does not lie. It exposes what you do bad and shows the good things."


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