As football season starts to make its way around, the Cats held their second full scrimmage Saturday morning in preparation for a season that holds many questions for Kentucky fans. Coach Joker Phillips said that Saturday morning’s practice was a “very, very competitive scrimmage.”
“Lot of positives out of the scrimmage. Quarterbacks didn’t turn ball over, operated for the most part with efficiency. I’m looking forward to watching this tape.” In a season that featured plenty of turnovers, injuries, and inconsistency, Phillips said that the offensive line and running game was very impressive. In one drive in particular, the offense was able to score on a 98-yard drive that consisted of 14 plays, most of which were carries. With CoShik Williams, Josh Clemons, and Raymond Sanders all returning, this season looks to be as competitive at running back is it could be for the quarterback position.
Speaking of quarterbacks, Coach Phillips also stated that after watching them progress in practice that he could be, “coming out of this thing with some type of decision (about a starter) hopefully tomorrow.” If you’re looking for more football to watch, you’re in luck tonight. The New York Jets (John Conner) take on the crosstown Giants at 7pm, and the Seattle Seahawks (Winston Guy Jr.) play the Denver Broncos (Danny Trevathan, Wesley Woodyard) play at 9pm. Whether or not our former Cats take the field in a preseason game, it’s football nonetheless. I would take that over no sports at all right now.