Young Wildcats Scrimmage

Nov. 20, 2008

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Kentucky football team wrapped up its off-week practice Thursday morning in the Nutter Field House, including a scrimmage with many of the younger Wildcats.

"We got some film on some of our young guys and got some good team work in before that," Coach Rich Brooks said. "I've been pleased with a lot of the young guys. (Collins) Ukwu is clearly going to be a force at defensive end next year. Will Johnson is a very explosive player at linebacker or safety, he's been playing a little bit of both. Matt Smith, Dave Ulinski and Trevino Woods (have played well) in the O-Line. (Quarterback) DeAunte Mason did some good things today running and throwing the ball. (Wide receiver) E.J. Fields has been looking good this week as well.

"We did some Tennessee (preparation) but basically this was a fundamental week, a week of getting a lot of work with some of our younger players."

Brooks noted that defensive end Jeremy Jarmon had limited swelling following his arthroscopic knee surgery on Tuesday.

"He is still very doubtful (to play at Tennessee), but I wouldn't rule him out of the game at this point," Brooks said.

The Wildcat players have Friday and Saturday off before returning to the practice field on Sunday. Kentucky (6-5 overall, 2-5 Southeastern Conference) has an open date this week before closing the regular season at Tennessee on Nov. 29. The Volunteers play at Vanderbilt on Nov. 22 before playing host to the Wildcats.