LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Intrasquad practices throughout this week
may be all that Kentucky needs to prepare for Vanderbilts offense
Much like the Wildcats new spread offense under freshman
quarterback Randall Cobb, the Commodores base a lot of their attack
on speed running by quarterbacks Mackenzi Adams and Chris Nickson.
Coach Rich Brooks said his team has prepared for both quarterbacks
mobility this week. He said he believes the key to stopping
Vanderbilts offense will be to stymie the quarterback and to stop
Brooks added that both Nickson and Adams are also very capable
of throwing the ball, and will present a major defensive test.
Brooks said he hoped Kentuckys defense will be focused and ready
for the game, not like they were in the loss to Georgia which
allowed quarterback Matthew Stafford to throw for 376 yards and
Kentucky (6-4, 2-4 Southeastern Conference) will kickoff against
Vanderbilt (5-4, 3-3) at 8 p.m. in what is expected to be cold, wet
and windy weather.