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Tuesday’s Football Practice Notes

After such a big announcement yesterday, Coach Phillips was surprised to see about the same amount of media members in attendance for the final day of training camp. Even though the practice was cut short due to weather, there was still plenty going on in the world of Kentucky Football.

-Initially, Coach Phillips said RB Josh Clemons had a knee scope procedure that would keep him out for about ten days. But, after talking more with the training staff, Clemons has some “loose stuff” in his knee and there’s no timetable for his return.

-For a spot that was one of the deepest at the beginning of summer, Kentucky’s running back position has taken a hit to its depth. Along with Clemons, RB Coshik Williams (knee sprain) has been held out of practice for the past couple of days. Phillips said that Williams did some running yesterday, though, and should be ready to go by Thursday.

-In a possible slip of the tongue, LB Avery Williamson says that LB Tyler Brause has surpassed LB Malcolm McDuffen for the starting Weakside lineback spot.

-Williamson says that having Mister Cobble, Donte Rumph, Collins Ukwu, and Taylor Wyndham in front of him makes his job that much easier. He called them “monsters” upfront.

-With so much turnover from last year, special teams could be a concern for the team going into the season. When asked who would be the starting punter against Louisville, Phillips said that he would decide one closer to game day. Look for freshman K/P Landon Foster to man the position.

-Joker is most concerned directional punting with the guys that are competing for the job. He says “that’s the name of the game”.

-Phillips thinks that K Craig “Auto” McIntosh’s distance is about 55 yards. When describing McIntosh, Phillips used the word “consistent” in just about every sentence, exactly what you want to hear about your starting kicker.

-Martavius Neloms thinks that his transition from safety back to corner is going well. He says still trying to get used to covering wide receivers on every down.

-Neloms says that the defense will start film study of Louisville’s offense on Thursday.

Twelve days…

Article written by Rashawn Franklin

7 Comments for Tuesday’s Football Practice Notes

  1. G-Unit
    8:01 pm August 21, 2012 Permalink

    Ok I just am posting this to get some feedback from Kentucky football fans… let’s say that joker has a bad year and loses his job…. lets also say that the Seattle Seahawks do bad too and they fire their head coach… do you think Kentucky would shell out enough money for Pete Carrol? Would Kentucky fans be up for that? You need a coach with a little baggage in order to get a top tier coach…. there’s your man, Pete Carrot…. I think it would be a good hire.

  2. MattFromRichmond
    8:02 pm August 21, 2012 Permalink

    First. The battle is won in the trenches. That is all

  3. jay
    8:03 pm August 21, 2012 Permalink

    I think this game is going to be closer than alot of people think.

  4. big tim
    8:39 pm August 21, 2012 Permalink

    3 me to

  5. bigbluejon
    8:58 pm August 21, 2012 Permalink

    I really hope we beat Louisville. I think with that kind of boost,the season could definitely have bowl potential

  6. kes
    9:15 pm August 21, 2012 Permalink

    we are gonna get killed

  7. Capt.Obvious
    9:19 pm August 21, 2012 Permalink

    1. What are you smoking? I have blue-tinted glasses as much as the next guy, but Pete Carrol? Seriously? That’s about as laughable as the Bill Parcels rumor a few years ago. And in reality, even less likely. Seattle will be good for years with him..maybe not great, but very good. He’s the most likeable guy in the league and free agents will want to play for him. I’d bet if Cal ever went back to the NBA he would have mad success for the same reasons.

    Seems like many here along with this site seem to really want to stoke the fire “against” Joker. I’m no big Joker fan (of his offensive philosophies mainly…hate that “check with me” crap), but it does no good to simply pound this subject into the ground. I am getting so darn tired of all these James Franklin articles, or others talking about how [insert name of any moderately successful mid-major coach] sells his program against the big boys. Enough already, OK. Joker is a UK guy…a Kentucky Boy. That’s a hugely understated thing. So bottom line….I hope he does well in spite of all these naysayers in our midst. GO CATS!