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Video: Phillips eases up on throttle at Wednesday practice

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The Kentucky football team held an uncommonly intense practice on Tuesday in preparation for this weekend's game against Louisville. Recognizing that effort, Joker Phillips pulled back a bit on Wednesday.

"We took the pads off because of the effort yesterday and how physical we played yesterday," Phillips said. "We gave threw them a little bone by taking (thigh pads) off. We still banged and ran into people, which is good to be able to do. Our execution got better."

There is work left to be done between now and Sunday at 3:30 p.m., and one task the Wildcats will undertake is getting ready for potentially inclement weather. The forecast for Louisville on Sunday calls for a 70-percent chance of precipitation with the potential for heavy rainfall.

Phillips reported that UK is planning accordingly and will have players practice with wet gloves and balls on Friday. There will be some tweaks in preparation, but Phillips wants no change in attitude.

"The thing our guys got to understand (is) we don't care," Phillips said. "We don't care where we play at: parking lot, who cares? We want to play."

According to Phillips, the game plan won't change based on the forecast, but he did say a 'Wildcat' package is in the playbook. After Randall Cobb took Wildcat snaps to great effect in 2010, the single wing formation was not used extensively in 2011. It remains to be seen how much it will be used this year, but it is definitely an option. However, Phillips declined to say who will play the role.

"You'll have to wait and see," Phillips said. "I told you we'd have one. I don't want to tell you who it will be. We've got some different personnel coming in and out of the game; I want some of it to be a guessing game for everybody, not just (the media)."



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