Wildcats Prepare for First Scrimmage

Aug. 12, 2011

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The University of Kentucky football team held a two-hour practice Friday clad in helmets and shoulder pads as a final tune-up practice for the team’s first scrimmage of preseason camp Saturday.

“We are looking forward to seeing some of those young kids and how they are going to compete (in the scrimmage),” Coach Joker Phillips said. “I also want to see some of the old guys that we have on the squad. It should be exciting. We are going to put the ball down and go to work. We will do a couple of special teams things early and then put the ball down and play ball.”

Phillips said after the team goes through some simulated special teams assignments, the team will go full speed with tackling.

“It will be a full-go scrimmage,” Phillips said. “We will kick a few field goals and cover a few punts and then put the ball down and go full-speed tackling. We won’t touch the quarterbacks but everybody else is live.”

After the scrimmage, Kentucky will not practice Sunday for its first day of rest since practice began last Friday.