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Sights and Sounds from Kentucky’s Open Practice

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Kentucky football fans stormed the UK practice facility to meet the Cats and watch the team practice in just their second skirmish of the early season. The eighth straight year I’ve attended the event, there’s never been a turnout quite like this.


“I want recognize and thank the fans,” Stoops said after practice. “Man, that was a fantastic turnout this morning for Fan Day. It was great to see them out there and good for our players to see that. Hopefully we got everybody accommodated and got all the signatures we could get. It was good to see such a great turnout.”

The long lines in the Nutter Field House spilled over onto the practice fields as fans stood four deep watching the action. For those who wanted to cool off, the doors were open to the Joe Craft Football Training Facility, allowing fans to go on a pseudo-recruiting trip of sorts. They could not visit the locker room or weight room, but they did get to play with all the gadgets the 13th-ranked college football facility in America has to offer.

Season ticket holders received a little extra access at Kroger Field.


Before the Cats hit the field, players signed autographs for hundreds of fans. My personal favorite: the guys who became internet sensations at The Swamp turned their witty t-shirts into a piece of artwork.




On the field, defensive coordinator Brad White got into the middle of drills with the outside linebackers. He’s what you would describe as a hands on teacher.

See how White operates and watch the players hit the sled during individual drills at Saturday’s practice.


Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

2 Comments for Sights and Sounds from Kentucky’s Open Practice

  1. J. Did
    3:26 pm August 3, 2019 Permalink

  2. J. Did
    3:28 pm August 3, 2019 Permalink

    BTW, KENTUCKY needs to be a sponsor of the X Games. Big time.