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Friday Quickies: Spring Game Edition

We get our first look at the 2019 Wildcats on the gridiron tonight

NCAA Football: Middle Tennessee at Kentucky Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

While basketball has been at the forefront the last couple months, the Kentucky Wildcats football team has been hard at work in spring practice and tonight, fans will get their first look at the 2019 Wildcats on the football field.

Tonight is the Spring Game, and while it is an exhibition, it is a nice opportunity to see the players hit the field and see who has really stepped it up in spring practice while seeing other who have not stepped up when called upon.

We will get our first look at the QBs, particularly Terry Wilson. He struggled a little in last year’s spring game, but I would like to see him use his arm on some deep passes in this game. It will also be interesting to see which wide receiver makes a name for himself going into the summer and fall camp, as well as seeing Kentucky’s backfield options add up.

Then it will also be interesting to see how the newcomers in the secondary respond, as well as looking for new faces that will be surprise contributors going into the fall camp.

There isn’t always a whole lot to take away from the spring game, but it is a great fan opportunity and a chance for the players to shine and show their improvement over the spring.

Hopefully there will be a solid crowd there, cheering on the Cats after such a strong season last year.

Tweets of the Day

Kentucky finally looks like an SEC team.

Hopefully there will be a large crowd at Kroger Field!


Kentucky’s opener will be pivotal once again - Herald Leader

Kentucky opens the season against Toledo this year.

Five players to watch in tonight’s game - Herald Leader

Keep an eye on Terry Wilson in this one.

Landon Young among five players to watch - Courier Journal

After missing last year, Young figures to be a key piece this season.

Tyrese Maxey can’t wait to compete with Ashton Hagans next year - KSR

You have to love that attitude from Maxey coming in.

Evan Daniels gives update on Matthew Hurt, Jaden McDaniels and RJ Hampton - KSR

Not a great update on three prospects Kentucky is still targeting.

John Calipari visiting top 2020 recruit Jalen Johnson - Cats Pause

Johnson is arguably the top wing prospect in the class.

LSU and Will Wade expected to end standoff, meet today - 247 Sports

Oh, to be a fly on the wall in that room.

Cam Reddish declares for NBA Draft - ESPN

No surprise here.

Kings fire Dave Joerger - Bleacher Report

Kind of a surprising move consdiering Sacramento’s improvement this year.

Steve Alford’s deal with Nevada is for 10 years - Sports Illustrated

Nevada is making quite an investment with Alford.

Everything you need to know for Round 2 of the Masters - ESPN

The action tees off at 9:47 a.m.

Tiger is in the hunt after Day 1 - Yahoo

Tiger remains within striking distance.

NBA teams pass MLB in average value for first time - Yahoo

Is the NBA becoming America’s second most popular sports league?

Have you watched this video of Derrick Rose finding out he was traded? - Bleacher Report

If not, watch it now. If you have, watch it again,