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Weather Shrinks Kentucky Football’s First Spring Scrimmage


Kentucky’s first live scrimmage of the spring season did not go according to plan.

As the rain fell outside, the Cats were forced inside.  The Nutter Indoor Practice Field is fine, but it’s not large enough. Unable to operate in a normal game-like setting, the scrimmage became a situational exercise after an hour of practice.  With player safety in mind, they went THUD, a.k.a. wrap up but don’t tackle all the way to the ground.

Stuck inside, Kentucky did not have a clean day of execution in closed quarters.  “It certainly wasn’t very smooth today,” Stoops said.  “That’s for sure.”

Kentucky’s three quarterbacks were fine.  Nothing too terrible, but nothing great.  As expected, the offense struggled to get going.

“We were sloppy offensively.  That was the first time we were in a game-like situation and we were sloppy.  We need to get that cleaned up,” but Stoops did note, “You expect that when you have some experience coming back defensively.”

While the offense struggled, the defense excelled.  Stoops was happy to see Chris Westry bounce back after a bad play to make an interception that ended the abbreviated scrimmage.

Today was not the first scrimmage Stoops hoped for, but he still liked what he saw in their first week back from Spring Break. “They were really attentive.  They worked hard. They were up early every morning.  They’ve been on point at weight-lighting sessions, meetings, good practices, so I appreciate them and their effort.”


Article written by Nick Roush

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

3 Comments for Weather Shrinks Kentucky Football’s First Spring Scrimmage

  1. truebluefootballfan
    12:56 pm March 25, 2018 Permalink

    C’mon coach… that’s the things they are there getting a free education to do. We appreciate that they are being responsible as well, and that there has been progression for the most part from year to year. I think it’s time that being anything less then a contender in the east is unacceptable. We have to become a contender if our team is ever gonna be a position to stop waving good bye to flipped “yahtzees”. There’s no doubt that the recruit ranking system is some what accurate but imperfect and the staff (especially the big dawg) are excellent at finding gems. Most of these guys have star potential, but getting over this mediocre plateau will obviously make the coaches jobs on the recruiting trail, the practice field, meeting rooms, and at game time at least some what easier. No more excuses…

    • drew_123
      1:28 pm March 25, 2018 Permalink

      I agree, it’s time to put it all together. The learning curve for Stoops is over. He’s done decent so far but it’s time to break through and get some meaningful results.

  2. Alleykat16
    4:47 pm March 25, 2018 Permalink

    With the players that come here 7-6, 8-5 is about it there ain’t no 10 or 9 win seasons in the future here. But I love the CATS and hope that one day we start landing 5 star players