Monday, April 20, 2009

Cats Elect Team Council

The leadership council for the 2009 Kentucky football team has been elected by the Wildcats, Coach Rich Brooks has announced.

The council is comprised of seven players, each elected by his own position group. The role of the council is to represent the team on issues that need player input and to bring team concerns to the attention of the coaching staff if needed. This year’s council includes:

Defensive Line – Corey Peters, sr. defensive tackle from Louisville, Ky.
Linebackers – Micah Johnson, sr. middle linebacker from Fort Campbell, Ky.
Defensive Backs – Trevard Lindley, sr. cornerback from Hiram, Ga.
Offensive Line – Zipp Duncan, sr. left tackle from Magnolia, Ky.
Tight Ends, Specialists – Ross Bogue, sr. tight end from Suwanee, Ga.
Wide Receivers – Kyrus Lanxter, jr. wide receiver from Alcoa, Tenn.
Quarterbacks, Running Backs – John Conner, sr. fullback from West Chester, Ohio

Wildcats Begin Final Week of Practice: Chased inside by rain, the Kentucky football team began the final week of spring practice with a two-hour practice Monday morning at the Nutter Field House.

“It was fine,” Coach Rich Brooks said when asked about the workout. “We haven’t had a stinker this spring, which is nice. Hopefully we won’t. We have two more (practices) before the spring game so we’ll see how it goes.

“The players have been working hard and learning. Everybody has a lot to work on. I’m pleased that we’re making progress for the most part. Some players have kind of leveled off and I’m not pleased with that. We just have to see how they finish the thing and what happens between the end of spring and next fall as well.”

The coach said he was happy with the evaluation of Saturday’s scrimmage film.

“I was very, very pleased,” Brooks said. “We had some young guys who didn’t play a lot last year that are pushing themselves up to the top of the depth chart and are going to be significant factors for us.”

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