After opening the season with a rare Sunday afternoon football game, Kentucky has a short week to prepare for Kent State. Joker’s weekly press conference was scrapped yesterday for film and the team will have just four days of practice this week to get ready.
Kent State, however, has all the time in the world to get ready for the Wildcats. The Flashes played a Thursday night game last week, so they have a three-day head start on the Cats. Kent State head coach Darrell Hazell and his staff also had the luxury of watching Kentucky’s opener against Louisville on ESPN.
“It definitely helps because you can see some signals and things like that that typically you can’t see off regular game film,” Hazell said. “It wasn’t a lot of things, but anytime you can see the mechanics of how they shuttle things in and out it’s good.”
Joker is scheduled to meet with the media at 11:30ish following Kentucky’s practice this morning. We’ll have a report here on the site as soon as we can.