QB starter gametime decision

Joker Phillips said after practice that true freshman quarterback Maxwell Smith did practice, but he will be a game-time decision on Saturday, while junior quarterback Morgan Newton threw the ball farther and moved around better today than he had the past few weeks.

LEXINGTON, Ky. – University of Kentucky football head coach Joker Phillips and the Kentucky football team wished all Wildcat fans a Happy Thanksgiving as they finished up their week of practice on Thursday morning.

Phillips said after practice that true freshman quarterback Max Smith did practice, but he will be a game-time decision on Saturday, while junior quarterback Morgan Newton threw the ball farther and moved around better today than he had the past few weeks.

The UK head coach said he feels good about his team heading into the game on Saturday with Tennessee. Phillips said the team has worked hard this week to try to accomplish its final goal of the season in beating the Volunteers and send the seniors out on a good note.

"I feel good, like I always do," Phillips said. "Coaches are competitors and our guys are trying to stay positive. What I want to do is stay positive for this bunch and see if we can finish out the last goal that we have been talking about. The seniors have put a lot into this program and I just want to send them out the right way."

Phillips also announced after practice that senior cornerback Anthony Mosley and senior offensive lineman Jake Lanefksi will be game captains for Saturday's game.

Game captains are usually chosen on the basis of performance in the previous game. Mosley recorded one tackle and two pass breakups last week at Georgia, while Lanefski filled in nicely at center after Matt Smith was injured in the first half.

Mosley and Lanefski will join permanent game captains Danny Trevathan and Stuart Hines at the pregame coin toss.

Cat Walk at 10:15 a.m.: Fans who wish to participate in the Cat Walk, cheering the Wildcats when they enter Commonwealth Stadium on Saturday, should be at Gate One of the stadium at 10:15 a.m.

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