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With a long-awaited decision on a starting quarterback made and announced, the focus turned elsewhere in the media's question-and-answer session with Joker Phillips on Tuesday, and he didn't seem to mind.

Kentucky's final practice of fall camp was cut short due to inclement weather, but Phillips still had time to talk about his special teams unit. At punter, Phillips said that a starting punter has been named, but elected not to share who it would be, potentially because of his policy of not talking about freshmen by name. Newcomer Landon Foster entered the fall in a competition with Joe Mansour and Jay Wilmott.

At kicker, there's no mystery about who UK will line up with. Craig McIntosh grabbed hold of the job last season - converting 12-of-14 field goals - and has not let go. Phillips praised his consistency, saying the only remaining question is the senior's range. McIntosh reports he is confident from 55 yards and in, but Phillips needs to confirm that on the practice field before he's willing to agree. McIntosh's career long is 50 yards.

Phillips also likes UK's depth among its kickoff specialists, but Mansour has an edge in that department.

In the video below, you can watch Phillips' complete comments, as well as Rick Minter discussing battles for starting jobs and playing time on the defensive side of the ball.

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