Two of Kentucky’s most important football players began the week battling injuries but finished it on the practice field.
Defensive end Josh Paschal picked off a Mississippi State screen pass and returned it 76 yards to set up a Kentucky touchdown. Not long after the big play, the big guy was sidelined with a sprained knee for the rest of the game.
“He’s out there, he’s practicing,” head coach Mark Stoops said Thursday evening. As for if Paschal will be ready to play against Tennessee: “We’ll see how it goes.”
Wide receiver Bryce Oliver has also been practicing since last week, but the big play target has not yet appeared in a football game this fall as the redshirt sophomore mends a lingering hamstring injury.
In addition to the injury update, Stoops shared his thoughts on Kentucky’s wide receivers, the importance of physicality in Saturday’s matchup and more.