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Tuesday’s Football Practice Notes

Heading into the Louisville game, Coach Phillips wants the Cats to keep a physical mentality — and today’s practice reflected it. Phillips acknowledged there were some drills his team usually doesn’t participate in this close to game day, but the team “needed it” and that a physical practice will “set the tempo” for a rivalry game.

-Phillips thinks that QB Max Smith is further along in his development than former quarterbacks, Andre Woodson and Mike Hartline. He added that Smith will continue to get better with more snaps under his belt.

-When asked if there was a difference between last year’s defense and the current one, Phillips said these crop of players are much bigger, stronger, and faster.

-The national attention that the Cardinals are getting doesn’t bother Phillips at all. “I’m accustomed too it. Even when I thought we had some really good teams, the focus was still on them.”

-OC Randy Sanders says that Smith is “a million miles ahead” of where he was last year.

-Sanders thinks that the relationship between offensive coordinator and quarterback is extremely important. Sanders and Smith’s relationship has grown because he’s able to trust Smith a lot more with the offense.


RB CoShik Williams reiterated his confidence in the offensive line. Williams believes that the leadership from players like Wardford, Smith, and Mitchell are helping steady the younger guys.

-Williams says that the confident words of Max Smith about his play has him “charged up.” He ready to go out and prove why Smith has such high praise for the senior running back.

-WR Coach Pat Washington says don’t pay too much attention to the wide receiver depth chart. The guys that will put the team in the best position to win will play.

-According to Washington, true freshmen, A.J. Legree and DeMarcus Sweat, are “on the heels” of the starters, and both will see time against Louisville.


Also, UK Football had a special guest at practice. Coach Calipari showed up to rub that championship stink all over the football team. Let’s hope it works.

(h/t @SteveJones_CJ)

Article written by Rashawn Franklin

12 Comments for Tuesday’s Football Practice Notes

  1. RYNO
    2:07 pm August 28, 2012 Permalink

    As long as, I’ll Have Another doesn’t show up to rub any championship stank on them.

  2. RYNO
    2:14 pm August 28, 2012 Permalink

    Pitino showed up just to get rubbed

  3. I'mTheDaddy
    2:18 pm August 28, 2012 Permalink

    Well played RYNO…well played.

  4. every time
    2:20 pm August 28, 2012 Permalink

    Every time I see a football post, I die just a little inside.

  5. Joker, Smoker, Midnight Toker
    2:26 pm August 28, 2012 Permalink

    4) Then just skip past it, buzzkill. Some people of fans of ALL THINGS KENTUCKY.

  6. ImNotASocialist
    2:35 pm August 28, 2012 Permalink

    Hey Matt, are you participating in the Islamic ‘Jumah’ Prayers at the Democratic National Convention? You know the same DNC that denied a Catholic Cardinal’s participation?

  7. Grape Drink
    2:38 pm August 28, 2012 Permalink

    Don’t UK coaches always compare current UK QBs to past UK QBs? Don’t I recall Joker using Newton and Tim Couch’s name in the same sentence last year?

    Newton to Couch is laughable…

    Smith to Woodson is laughable…

    Come on UK coaches, stop the insanity!

    Pulling for the kids (UK players) like crazzy – just fear they are being let down by their coach and Admin.

  8. Casual Gamer Reed
    2:42 pm August 28, 2012 Permalink

    UK Football = 2012 BCS Champs

  9. Joe Biden
    2:42 pm August 28, 2012 Permalink

    #6 – better watch out, you’re fix’n to get BLACKballed. They’ll put your right to post, IN CHAINS…

  10. tom
    3:58 pm August 28, 2012 Permalink

    First, anything Randy Sanders says is suspect.

    Secondly, how do we know that Max is “a million miles ahead” of where he was? He hasn’t taken a game snap yet. Let’s wait for several games in the SEC before we start making grandiose statements like that.

    that said, Max…I hope it’s true man.

  11. Beavis
    5:12 pm August 28, 2012 Permalink

    All this hype about how far these guys are ahead of last year,,,,I smell an impending disaster. Consider the source.

  12. jill
    5:55 pm August 28, 2012 Permalink

    LOL you cats suck and wont win a game this year