After spending a week going through final
exams, Kentucky coach Rich Brooks decided to give the Wildcats a
break as they began practicing for the Music City Bowl.
Kentucky worked out indoors at Nutter Field House on Saturday
and Sunday rather than go outside, where temperatures dipped into
the 20s with gusty winds and snow flurries.
Brooks hinted the Wildcats might head back outside on Monday,
much to his players' chagrin.
"Some are not (excited about it), some would rather be
outside," Brooks said. "Some still just like the warmth."
Brooks raved about the play of several underclassmen who are
using the extra 15 practices provided by qualifying for a bowl
game. Guard Stuart Hines, wide receiver Kyrus Lanxter and
quarterback Mike Hartline have been pretty impressive, Brooks said.
"A lot of guys are starting to show up," he said.
The Wildcats have about two weeks left to prepare for Florida