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Stoops Believes UK Made “Giant Strides” This Spring

After almost six weeks of practice, the Kentucky spring football season concluded at Commonwealth Stadium.  There were good and bad moments during a schematically “vanilla” scrimmage.  Stoops was more concerned about the practices leading into the game than what happened in the Blue/White Game.

“I felt like we made giant strides,” he said after the game.

“We got a lot of work in this spring, I was very proud of our players, their effort for a long time. We talked last summer about their capacity to handle more. Well, they took a lot of coaching for a long time. We have been in spring ball for six weeks, with one week off for spring break.  So to keep their attention for that long to be very disciplined, to come in early in the morning, have lifts, meetings on our off days, and then practice Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday for five weeks — we got a lot of work in.”

There’s plenty for Stoops to build on, but most importantly, “There’s certainly fewer question marks coming out of spring than in years past.”

Article written by Nick Roush

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