Rain Shortens Thursday's Football Practice

The Wildcats squeaked in a<br>90-minute practice amidst<br>rainstorms Thursday. A full day<br>of workouts is on tap Friday.

The Wildcats squeaked in a
90-minute practice amidst
rainstorms Thursday. A full day
of workouts is on tap Friday.

Aug. 19, 1999

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Two rainstorms shortened the Kentucky football practice Thursday afternoon at the Nutter Training Center. All totaled, the Wildcats were on the field approximately 90 minutes of the scheduled two-hour workout.

After practice, Coach Hal Mumme spoke positively regarding junior defensive backs Willie Gary and Jeremy Bowie, who are possible redshirt candidates while they rehabilitate injuries. Gary has been the first-team free safety and Bowie is the top reserve at cornerback.

"They're meeting our expectations so far," Mumme said. "We've been encouraged by what we've seen."

Mumme also talked about the play of the Wildcats cornerbacks.

"The cornerbacks have improved a lot," Mumme said. "Eric Kelly has played particularly well lately. We've had a hard time getting away from him. Kenneth Grant has only been playing the position a year and he's come a long way."

The Wildcats return to the practice field Friday with practices at 10 a.m., 3 p.m., and 8:30 p.m.

Jefferson-Pilot Sports SEC Preview on the Air: The annual SEC football preview produced by Jefferson-Pilot Sports can be seen in the following markets:

  • Bowling Green WBKO Sat. Aug. 28 1:30 p.m. CDT
  • Charleston, W.V. WSAZ Sat. Aug. 28 Noon EDT
  • Evansville, Ind. WTVW Fri. Sept. 3 11:30 p.m. CDT
  • Hazard WYMT Fri. Aug. 20 8:30 p.m. EDT
  • Lexington WKYT Fri. Aug. 20 8:30 p.m. EDT
  • Louisville WAVE Sat. Aug. 28 11 a.m. EDT
  • Paducah KFVS Sun. Aug. 29 11:30 a.m. EDT
  • Kentucky Football Calendar:

    Fri. Aug. 20    Practice at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., Nutter Training Center,
                    8:30 p.m. at Commonwealth Stadium 
                    Kickoff Luncheon at Hyatt Regency Hotel, 11:45 a.m. 
    Sat. Aug. 21    Practice at 2 p.m., Nutter Training Center 
    Sun. Aug. 22    No practice 
    Mon. Aug. 23    Practice at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the Nutter Training
    Tue. Aug. 24    Practice at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the Nutter Training
    Wed. Aug. 25    Classes begin, practice at 2 p.m. at the Nutter Training
    Sat. Sept. 4    Louisville at Kentucky, 3:30 p.m. EDT 



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