Williams missed practice this week with what Mark Stoops called a "personal issue," but the talented running back is now back with his teammates. That gives him a good shot at playing against EKU on Saturday before the Cats head off on their bye week, though Stoops isn't saying if that will be the case quite yet.
Coach Mark Stoops confirmed via team spokesman that Boom Williams did practice today, but wasn't going to comment on if RB will play.— Jen Smith (@jenheraldleader) September 30, 2015
The issues with Williams are believed to have stemmed from Saturday's 21-13 win over Missouri. Williams, who ranks No. 7 in the SEC in rushing yards per game (87.8), finished that game with seven carries for 21 yards as Jojo Kemp got her bulk of the carries.
Williams also had just three carries after the first quarter and did not play after UK’s second drive of the third quarter in what looked like a possible benching, though Stoops never confirmed that was indeed the case. He also didn't say if whatever happened led to Boom falling to No. 2 on the updated depth chart.
Whatever Boom has been dealing with, hopefully he's moved past it and can go back to focusing on family, school, and football.