Following Saturday's emotional comeback win against Florida, a few fans were concerned about the health of the team after several players limped off the field during the game. Well at today's practice not only were there no players missing or practicing in non contact jerseys, but senior wide receiver Early Doucet was back at practice for the first time in over a month.
The following players are members of this week's Tiger Club:
Matt Flynn, Ryan Perrilloux, Jacob Hester, Richard Murphy, Quinn Johnson, Keiland Williams, Brandon Lafell, Jared Mitchell, Chris Mitchell, Terrance Toliver, Trindon Holliday, RJ Jackson, Keith Zinger, Mit Cole, Ciron Black, Brett Helms, Lyle Hitt, Carnell Stewart, Ryan Miller, Tyson Jackson, Glen Dorsey, Marlon Favorite, Kirston Pittman, Rahim Alem, Darry Beckwith, Ali Highsmith, Chevis Jackson, Jonathan Zenon, Danny McCray, Harry Coleman
Starting right guard Lyle Hitt was at practice today in his normal white jersey but not participating in drills with the offensive line. His left thumb was in a splint, and when the line started their drills Hitt was sent to hit the sled by himself. Ryan Miller replaced Hitt at right guard with the ones.
For the first time since the week of the South Carolina game, Matt Flynn's ankles were not taped at practice. The quarterbacks went through a lot of drills that got them moving, and Flynn finally looked to be pretty much 100-percent comfortable running around out there.
I spent most of today's practice watching Early Doucet to see how comfortable he looked running routes and cutting, and to see if it looked like his injury was still bothering him. However the receivers spent basically the entire time we were allowed in practice working on their footwork at the beginning of their routes. I never really saw Doucet, or any of the receivers for that matter, run or cut at full speed. But he was participating in all drills normally with a white jersey on, so it looks like we can expect him to be on the field on Saturday.
The defense was practicing
against the scout team offense again today. Despite the passing attack being the
strongpoint of Kentucky's offense, it looks like we will be seeing a lot more of
the usual 4-3 base defense against the Wildcats, with some nickel packages
worked in when the offensive personnel requires it.