By LARRY VAUGHT
Defense apparently dominated Kentucky’s spring scrimmage Saturday but the UK offense was missing one key player — running back Benny Snell.
The Kentucky coaching staff decided to hold Snell out of the scrimmage for precautionary reasons.
“Benny didn’t play today. That obviously hurts the offense a little bit with his power running game. We wanted to see what these other backs can do and Benny has played a ton of football,” Kentucky coach Mark Stoops said.
The UK head coach thought backup running backs A.J. Rose and Sihiem King both did some impressive things during the scrimmage.
“They have their strengths. Si is tough in the open field. He’s good when we chucked the ball down the field, give him a little space. Si can make some people miss,” Stoops said.
“A.J .needs a lot of reps but I like what I see out of him. He is a good player. He’s going to get his opportunity this spring. We really need to push him and see what he can do. I have a lot of confidence in him. We’ll see how it goes.”