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Good And Bad In 1st UK Football Scrimmage Of Spring

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Updated: 4/05 11:59 pm

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Kentucky football team had its fifth spring football practice Saturday and concluded the workout with a 30-minute scrimmage at the Tim Couch Practice Fields.

 

The scrimmage was highlighted by a pair of touchdown passes. Quarterback Patrick Towles hit Ryan Timmons in stride on a short pass and the speedy wide receiver found a seam and raced to the end zone.  The scrimmages was concluded with quarterback Drew Barker finding wide receiver A.J. Legree over the middle with a touchdown toss.

 

“Got some good work in today,” Coach Mark Stoops said afterward.  “(We got) Some good physical work at the beginning of practice and throughout the scrimmage, so I was pleased. Just like you’d expect, we did some good things and some not so good things.

 

“Overall, we’re definitely better. We’re doing some routine things. If guys are open, we’re hitting them and catching it, just basic things we need to do to move forward. I’m pleased with that. (There were) A couple good plays, good touchdown passes today, so that was good to see. We need to continue to improve a whole bunch, but overall, we’re moving forward.”

 

Stoops did not want to mention any individual standouts until he had the opportunity to see the video but he did discuss what he would look for when reviewing the practice.

 

“As I told the team, let’s not lose sight of just winning this drill,” Stoops said. “We want to go compete in the SEC. So I want excitement, I want enthusiasm, I want all of those things and that’s why you have to do the scrimmaging and move the ball around and let them play because sometimes you have a tendency to just lose your technique at times and lose your eye discipline and things like that. That’s where we have to watch the tape and see where we’re growing and where we’re not because guys that have played a lot of football for us in the past, I’d expect them to be further along than some of the new guys.”

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