Rich Brooks Doesn't Want Distractions

The Associated Press
Kentucky cornerback Cartier Rice (35) celebrates Kentucky's 34-27 win over Georgia on Saturday in Athens.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Fresh off a historic win over Georgia, Kentucky coach Rich Brooks said he doesn't want the Wildcats preoccupied with distractions ahead of their season finale against Tennessee on Saturday.

A visibly agitated Brooks dismissed any questions about his retirement after this season, citing Kentucky's (7-4, 3-4 Southeastern Conference) need to focus on a number of other factors in preparation for the Volunteers (6-5, 3-4).

The players say they know what's at stake. Defensive tackle Corey Peters said the Wildcats badly want to end a 24-game losing streak to Tennessee and wrap up second place in the SEC East.

Doing both would greatly improve Kentucky's bowl prospects as they prepare for a fourth straight bowl game for the first time in school history.

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ap up second place in the SEC East.

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