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UK Media Day, fall camp opens

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - UK coach Mark Stoops said he needs to be patient but his team needs to make drastic improvement. Stoops hosted Media Day at Commonwealth Stadium Monday morning and the Cats were on the practice field in the afternoon.

Stoops told a packed Wildcat Den at the stadium he's eager to get started. "I didn't sleep very good last night, I was ready to go. And so I think that excitement, that anticipation, ya know we had a great meeting last night with our players. Very attentive and they're excited to get going, the coaches are excited."

Stoops must win with the returning players he has but he also said he'll need help from the newcomers, freshmen and junior college transfers. "We certainly need them, they make us better right away, just with depth, just with practicing and all those things. "We'll see who jumps out at us right away."

The Wildcats open the season August 31 against Western Kentucky in Nashville.

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