Cats practice twice on Thursday, go swimming in the morning

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Kentucky football team had two practices on Thursday. But what was the best thing the Wildcats did this day?

"We went swimming this morning and I think they had a good time," Coach Rich Brooks said following the second Wildcat workout. "It's that beat-up period of fall camp. We have a bunch of guys that are nursing 'ow-ies' (minor injuries). The guys who did practice, practiced pretty good this afternooon, but the ranks are thinning out a little bit.

"The injuries aren't significant at this point," Brooks continued. "They're all bumps and bruises, sprained ankles, things that should be well within 2-3 days. Maybe some of them should be well tomorrow."

Thursday marked the 10th consecutive day of preseason practice, including five practices in the last three days. The players and coaches are putting in 14-hour days, primarily practices and meetings, beginning each day at 8 a.m. and ending at 10 p.m.

Brooks indicated that Friday's practice would emphasize review of assignments as the Wildcats will have a scrimmage on Saturday.

Jarmon Featured on “Football Saturdays in the South”: Wildcat defensive end Jeremy Jarmon is one of the players featured in an episode of “Football Saturdays in the South,” produced and syndicated by Raycom Sports.

Jarmon will appear in episode No. 6 of Raycom’s summer series. The show, entitled “Defensive Stars of the South,” will air on these stations that serve Kentucky markets:

* Bowling Green Sat. Aug. 16 1 p.m. CT

* Evansville, Ind. Sun. Aug. 17 5 p.m. CT

* Lexington Sat. Aug 16 1 p.m. ET

* Nashville, Tenn. Sat. Aug. 16 5 p.m. CT

* Paducah Sat. Aug. 16 12:30 p.m. CT

A total of 61 stations are carrying the show. For a complete list of stations, dates and times, go to

FSN South and SportSouth Preview Kentucky Football: The SportSouth and FSN South cable channels will carry a 30-minute show previewing the 2008 Kentucky football team. Here is the schedule, all times Eastern:


Tues. Aug. 19 9 p.m.

Wed. Aug. 20 midnight

Fri. Aug. 22 11 a.m.

Fri. Aug. 22 5 p.m.

Sun. Aug. 24 9 p.m.

FSN South

Thurs. Aug. 21 7 p.m.

Fri. Aug. 22 noon