Joker Phillips spoke to the media after Kentucky's practice on Tuesday for a game this weekend against Vanderbilt. He was happy with the Wildcats' effort and will be looking for them to build on it as the week goes on. UK has managed to maintain intensity in practice even before going 2-1 the last three games, but winning has added some extra juice.
"We've been consistent with the way we've practiced but winning definitely helps you practice a little harder," Phillips said.
On the injury front, Ridge Wilson, Mister Cobble, Donte Rumph and Matt Roark were all held out with bumps and bruises with Phillips hopes to have all four available on Saturday. Roark, dealing with a sprained foot, was out of his walking boot and feeling much better. Returning to practice was sophomore running back Raymond Sanders. Sanders is expected to play this week, though junior CoShik Williams will remain the starter.