Spring tweakings

In a recent interview with the Herald-Leader, new Kentucky Coach Mark Stoops discussed some logistical changes for spring practices, including having an extra session after the actual spring game on April 13.

“Just to clean things up,” Stoops explained. “If we could use that practice to possibly just structure summer and some of the things like that, throwing on their own and giving them some different ideas and help organize some things and clean up the spring.”

The first two weeks of spring practice, UK only will go three times a week instead of four days to give the players more time in between to study film as they learn new offensive and defensive schemes.

“I wanted to use what the NCAA allows us to use in hours per week the first two weeks to do as much learning as we can and studying film and all that,” he said.

 “It will cut down on injuries as they learn to practice at the tempo that we want them to practice at.”

The second two weeks of spring will be four days a week.

About Jennifer Smith

Jen Smith has been a sports writer at the Herald-Leader since 2000, covering everything from high school sports to auto racing to various University of Kentucky sports. A native of Louisville and a graduate of the University of Kentucky (much to the dismay of her Louisville graduate mother and Indiana graduate father), Jen now resides in downtown Lexington with her husband and two young sons. You can follow her on Twitter @jenheraldleader or send her an email at jsmith3@herald-leader.com.
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