By Hayden Sowers
Youth Movement has been the theme for this week’s practice as it looks like true freshmen Keith Lewis, Serderius Bryant, and Cody Prewitt are in line to make their first career starts Saturday against Kentucky. Houston Nutt said, “Bottom line, it’s like swimming, you just got to throw them in the water and they learn how to swim.” Nutt also said, “I’m anxious to see it game time, but they have taken the game plan in and are working hard.”
Nutt and secondary coach Keith Burns said the biggest adjustment for these guys will be adjusting to the speed of the game for the first couple of series, and then they should be ready to roll.
Nutt mentioned today the playmakers that are designed to get the ball in the current offense, they are: Randall Mackey, Nick Brassell, Donte Moncrief, Brandon Bolden, Jeff Scott, and Jamal Mosley. Mosley's name surprised me a bit, but as you watch the early periods of practice there does seem to be more effort in the offense to get him the ball.
An NFL scout in attendance at today’s practice said Kentucky has two players on their defense that would get major playing time at Alabama, and OC David Lee reiterated that fact saying, “They have good players up there. They have three guys on that defense that can start for any team in this conference and our guys have to know that.”
Lee also said the mentality he is trying to avoid is another Vanderbilt game, which ended in a 30-7 defeat for the Rebels saying, “My biggest concern is our guys not being ready to play.”