By LARRY VAUGHT
With so many new coaches on staff and the need to solidify who will be the starting quarterback, this becomes an important spring practice for Kentucky coach Mark Stoops.
However, even if the staff was intact and a starting quarterback coming back, it would still be an important spring.
“We’re moving into year four and we should be better,” Stoops said. “I like where we’re at. I like the staff that we have in place. I like the players’ attitude.
“We’ve had a better offseason than we have any other year. I feel like we went longer this offseason as far as our fourth-quarter conditioning, and we went longer in those drills – longer period of time, longer duration each day.
“And the guys have been consistent, and that’s what we’re looking for and that’s what we talked about here this morning, at 6:30 this morning: Lets go out and – I knew everybody was going to be fired up and ready to go Day 1 (but) let’s make sure we have a great practice Day 15 and Day 1, with the same focus and the same energy, so it was a great start.”