Both Randy Sanders and Rick Minter met with the media today to discuss their respective sides of the ball. It was business as usual for the Wildcats, and not a lot of news to report.
-When asked about a confrontation with Joker Phillips during the Louisville game, Minter emphatically denied it occurred. “I’m not going to talk about that. It didn’t happen.”
-Minter says that the move of LB Bud Dupree to WLB was more of a promotion for DE/LB Taylor Wyndham, than a demotion of other players.
-Western Kentucky’s offensive scheme is relatively simple, according to Minter, but that doesn’t mean it will be easy to stop. Minter says that WKU QB Kawaun Jakes’ is an experienced QB, who knows where to go with the football.
-If you recall from last year’s game against WKU, RB Bobby Rainey had a pretty good game against the Wildcats. Rainey rushed for over 100 yards and had a couple catches too. Minter says WKU’s offense misses him a bit, but they still have a pretty good stable of backs that Kentucky is going to have to limit.
-RB CoShik Williams (back) was back at practice today and, according to Sanders, looked close to 100%.
-WR Gene McCaskill said it felt really good to get into the end zone on Saturday, especially with the adversity he’s faced over his years at Kentucky.
-McCaskill knows there is more responsibility after being named a starter, but it doesn’t change the fact that he has to make plays when he’s on the field.
-Sanders on QB Morgan Newton: “I told him last year, if he’s not the starting quarterback, you aren’t going to stand next to me.” Sanders said that because of Newton’s size and speed, they have to find a way to get him on the field. All signs indicate that they will continue to run the Wildcat package with Newton as the focal point.