Brooks pleased with Wednesday practice

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Kentucky football team improved on Wednesday following a lackluster performance Tuesday afternoon, Coach Rich Brooks reported following Wednesday’s workout at the Nutter Training Center.

“That’s football,” Brooks said regarding the hard work of preseason practice. “The question is, do you feel sorry for yourself or do you push yourself through it? Yesterday we felt sorry for ourselves. Today it looked like we pushed ourselves through it.”

The coach also reported that tailback Derrick Locke and tight end Ross Bogue returned to practice after sitting out the last few days because of injury.

“We have a lot of guys who are a little beat up, a little leg weary, a little sore,” Brooks said. “Tomorrow’s our last two-a-day and then we’ll start backing off a little bit. Hopefully we’ll start getting some guys back out there and fresher, too.”

The Wildcats have a pair of practices slated for Thursday, the last day of double practice. Kentucky is preparing for the season opener Aug. 31 at Louisville.

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:


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

Raycom SEC Preview Begins This Weekend: The Raycom Sports “2008 SEC Football Kickoff” show can be seen in the following stations that service Kentucky markets. For a complete list of the 54 stations carrying the show, go to

Bowling Green WBKO Sat. Aug. 24, noon CT

Cincinnati, Ohio WSTR Sat. Aug. 23, 4 p.m. ET

Evansville, Ind. WTVW Sun. Aug. 24, 5 p.m. CT

Lexington WKYT Sat. Aug. 23, noon ET

Louisville WAVE Sun. Aug. 24, 3:30 p.m. ET

Paducah WPSD Sun. Aug. 31, 12:30 p.m. CT