LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - With Vanderbilt one win away from becoming
bowl eligible, Kentucky coach Rich Brooks knows the Wildcats can't
take the Commodores lightly Saturday.
"There's no question they're going to be ready, and we've
emphasized that," Brooks said. "It's difficult to win a league
game at any spot, even at home. But when you go on the road against
a team that has something historical to play for (it's harder). For
their program it would be historical for them to get bowl
Vanderbilt last made the postseason in 1982 when it lost to Air
Force in the now-defunct Hall of Fame Bowl.
"It's been a lot of years," Brooks said. "We're going to get
their best shot, and we better be ready to give our best shot."
Brooks expressed satisfaction with the progress of running back
Rafael Little, who is returning from a thigh bruise that has kept
him out of Kentucky's past three games.
"He's improved his conditioning," Brooks said. "He's been out
quite a while, but he's bounced back pretty quick. He's looked very
fresh and quick. We'll just have to see how many carries he can
have. We hope that not only Rafael has a good game, we hope that we
have a very good game as a team this week."
Brooks also announced that junior cornerback A.J. Grigsby is out
indefinitely with a blood clot. Grigsby is in the hospital and on
blood thinners, Brooks said.
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