Phillips excited as practice approaches

Lexington, Ky. – Media Day will be Friday for UK Football and Fan Day is set for Saturday. Coach Joker Phillips says he's excited in beginning the preparation for a new season.

“Very excited,” Phillips said. “One of the reasons you’re so excited is the momentum we took through the offseason, having a good spring (practice), and all the reports I have heard from the strength and conditioning (coaches) is that our guys have done a really good job this summer and have done a lot of things on their own and together. Those things are what make a team, so we are excited to work with this football team.”

Of course, all coaches are happy to finally work with the freshmen after having signed them back in February. Phillips likes the first impression.

“(They have) A lot of great personalities, and from top to bottom they all have that look in their eye,” Phillips said. “That’s what coaches are always excited to work with because they are young, excited and anxious (to begin).”