By LARRY VAUGHT
Before the Southeastern Conference called off all athletic events until at least April 15, Kentucky football coach Mark Stoops knew his team’s spring practice would have a one week break due to spring break.
So before the Cats even started practice earlier this month, Stoops said taking a week off wouldn’t really impact his team.
“Our guys really don’t get out of shape. They train all year around,” Stoops said. “We’ve had a good winter. It’s tough.
“Coach Mark Hill, Corey Edmond, Deonte Mack, those guys. They bust them down there (in the weight room). They work hard and they do a great job of training them the right way.
“We get out there, we have our winter conditioning, we have our change of direction stuff to get them back a little bit in football shape.”
Stoops had planned for his team to have a week off for spring break after practicing for two weeks and then get the players “acclimated” to practice again.
“We have a way to work them back into it,” Stoops said earlier this month. “We only practice three days a week in here in the spring. It will be a bit of a transition but take a couple days and just get right back into it.”
Except now with the coronavirus, there’s not going to be any getting “back into it” for any teams this spring.