LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky coach Rich Brooks says the
offseason has seemed longer than usual this year and he's anxious
to get going.
The Wildcats get their chance Saturday against Miami of Ohio
when they kick off the season in Cincinnati. It also is an
opportunity to play in an NFL facility - Paul Brown Stadium, home
of the Bengals.
Brooks said team speed on both sides of the ball has pleased him
the most. He says the receiving corps has taken a major step
forward during summer camp, as has quarterback Mike Hartline.
Although Kentucky will be favored, Miami represents a dangerous
game because of its new coaching staff. The Wildcats therefore
haven't had the opportunity to review game tape, so Brooks says
they go into the game "a little blind."
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