Brooks adds two new faces to starters on offense

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky Coach Rich Brooks updated a couple of position battles following Thursday morning’s practice, indicating that offensive guard Jess Beets and wide receiver E.J. Adams were likely to see starting assignments in Sunday’s season opener at Louisville.

Beets, a senior from Dove Canyon, Calif., has been contending with sophomore Brad Durham and redshirt freshman Stuart Hines at right guard. If Beets indeed begins the game, it will be the first UK start for the former junior-college transfer. Adams, a junior from Stone Mountain, Ga., is one of several receivers contending for the starting nod opposite Dicky Lyons. It would be Adams’ first start as a wide receiver after switching over from cornerback last spring.

Brooks also indicated that the starting tight end had not been decided, with juniors T.C. Drake and Maurice Grinter being the finalists for that role.

Pryor, G. Williams are Game Captains: Defensive tackle Myron Pryor and offensive tackle Garry Williams will be the game captains for the season opener at Louisville, Coach Rich Brooks has announced.

Game captains are normally selected on the basis of performance in the previous game, or in this case, for the previous season, off-season and preseason activities. Pryor and Williams, who are both seniors from Louisville, will join permanent captains Tony Dixon and Braxton Kelley at the pregame coin toss.