Besides quarterback Brian Brohm, who is being held out of contact drills this spring while he rehabs his right knee, running backs Michael Bush and Kolby Smith did not participate in the hour long hit-fest. Bush missed practice last week because of illness, returning to the field for the first time since the first week of practice on Tuesday.
"I'm doing good, I'm fine," Bush said after practice. "I was down for almost the whole week last week with the flu, so Coach decided not to have me out here getting everybody else sick."
George Strippling ran well in
Michael Bush's absence Wednesday.
George Strippling and Sergio Spencer filled in for Bush and Smith. Strippling ran particularly well during practice. Spencer, a sophomore from Male High School, is himself nursing an injury to his left wrist. Spencer said he thought he suffered torn ligaments in his wrist during Saturday's scrimmage, and would find out exactly the nature of his injury Wednesday night. However, Spencer was adamant the injury wouldn't keep him out of spring practice.
The Cardinals spent the last session of practice working on overtime situations. After falling in a dramatic OT thriller at West Virginia last season, Bobby Petrino put his team to the test Wednesday afternoon. The offense faired well in the overtime drills, scoring touchdowns on three of four possessions. The first team defense stopped the offense on the final OT sequence, recovering a Chris Vaughn fumble inside the 10 yard line.