Kentucky Football Practice Update: August 4th

08/04/2017 01:22 PM

The Kentucky football team is nearing the end of the first week of fall camp. The Wildcats have had to adjust to a different routine, with there no longer being two-a-day practices.

Benny Snell, Courtney Love, Chris Westry and Kyle Meadows spoke with the media following today’s practice. Here’s some of what they had to say:

Benny Snell:

The sophomore running back is coming off of a historic freshman season. He set six UK freshman records, including most rushing yards by a freshman (1,091), most rushing touchdowns by a freshman (13) and most rushing touchdowns in a game (4). Snell talked about the goals he has set for himself this season.

Snell’s success was unexpected last season. His advice to the freshmen heading into this season? “They got to be level headed and be focused.”

Snell has been impressed with the play of senior quarterback Stephen Johnson, saying that he’s making smart decisions in camp. Snell says Johnson is doing a better job of protecting the football and is “putting the ball on the money.”

Chris Westry

The junior defensive back had a stellar freshman season in 2015, before regressing a bit in 2016. Westry recorded 43 tackles and one interception as a sophomore. Westry says he owes it to his family, his teammates and himself to be a better player this season.

The return of junior safety Darius West could be a difference maker in the secondary. West missed his entire sophomore season with a knee injury he suffered before the 2016 season. He’s fully healthy entering the 2017 season and Chris Westry says that is “beautiful.”

Offensive tackle Kyle Meadows asked Chris Westry how hard it is to get past him when he tries to get to the quarterback in practice.

Kyle Meadows

The senior offensive tackle played a big role on Kentucky’s offensive line in 2016. He started in all 13 games at right tackle and has started in the last 22 games total for the Wildcats. When asked which freshmen have stood out early in camp, he was quick to mention linebacker Joshua Paschal.

Courtney Love

The senior linebacker and leader of the Wildcat defense talked today about who has stood out to him so far in camp. On the defensive side of the ball, Love has been impressed with sophomore linebacker Eli Brown and freshman defensive tackle Quinton Bohanna. Love is also impressed with the entire running back group and the offensive line.

Clayton Abernathy

Clayton is a Producer for Spectrum News. He graduated with a Journalism degree from the University of Kentucky and he lives and breathes UK Basketball, making him the perfect fit to produce KSTV. That’s Kentucky’s only nightly half-hour show dedicated solely to UK sports. You can watch it weeknights at 7:30 and 11 on Spectrum News. Follow Clayton on twitter @ClaySTV1 to stay updated on the latest UK Basketball and recruiting news or to follow his amateur competitive eating endeavors. He once ate thirteen cheese Coney hot dogs in one sitting…on his lunch break.

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