"It is good to have so many guys competing and means we have more quality depth, but I can't say I really like it because I would like to have the spot myself," Lanefski said.
If Lanefski has an edge, it could be his physical play.
"Probably the best part about center is that a lot of times we get a clean shot at the linebackers and can get a clean cut. I like to take aggression out that way," Lanefski, who said he learned to snap left-handed when he broke his right hand.
Lanefski says offensive line coach Mike Summers' concern about a lack of experience playing together for this year's offensive line is legitimate, especially factoring in that UK also has a three-way competition at quarterback.
"That first game our starting center will still be molding with that quarterback because it takes time to get used to that," Lanefski said. "If you can trust the guy next to you to get his job done, it makes your job a whole lot easier.
I want the guy next to me to know what I can do. I think it will be halfway through the season before we really get it down and it might be that long before the center and quarterback really have a good continuity, too.'