It’s hump day for all of us, but by the sounds of it, it’s been hump week for Kentucky football these last few days. The players are getting more and more serious about working through their kinks this week in practice heading into a matchup at UGA Saturday. Two players even called an intervention of sorts. Let’s get to it.
Here are 3 things you need to know:
- According to reporters at practice on Tuesday, junior quarterback Patrick Towles and senior linebacker Josh Forrest called a players-only meeting this week to work through some issues after the Tennessee loss.
- Good news on the injury front — sophomore running back Stanley “Boom” Williams is working his way back faster than expected.
- Last week, backup quarterback Drew Barker would have been unavailable if anything had happened to Towles, the starter. But this week, Barker is feeling healthy again after hurting his shoulder in the second half of the Wildcats’ loss to Mississippi State on Oct. 24.
Other Kentucky news from around the Internet
- Offensive coordinator Shannon Dawson met with the media Tuesday after practice. The Lexington Herald-Leader’s Jen Smith has the full transcript for you.
- Football season has flown by, but there’s still plenty to read between now and the end from the Louisville Courier-Journal’s Jon Hale.
- Here’s Hale with more on the players’ meeting.
- The Louisville Courier-Journal’s Kyle Tucker took a look at the basketball team’s Derek Willis and where he fits on John Calipari’s roster.
- Freshman guard Isaiah Briscoe has already proven his offensive prowess. Now it’s his defense that is impressing Calipari, Tucker wrote.
The best stories around the SEC
- The first College Football Playoff rankings were released Tuesday night. Six SEC teams were in the top 25.
- With the rankings release, of course, Twitter was buzzing. SEC Country compiled some of the best responses.
- We get to see two of the SEC’s best running backs this weekend in LSU’s Leonard Fournette and Alabama’s Derrick Henry. They both think highly of each other.
- Speaking of Fournette, LSU and South Carolina will both be auctioning off signed memorabilia from the game against each other to help flood victims.
- The Vols celebrated their win over Kentucky with a little song and dance. Check it out.