Kentucky is traveling to Florida with a relatively full complement of offensive weapons, but how many it uses is still to be determined.
Two of UK's top playmakers, running back Braylon Heard and wide receiver Javess Blue, will make the trip to Gainesville, Mark Stoops said Thursday.
They both missed the Ohio game with ankle injuries suffered in the opener against Tennessee-Martin.
"They were out there a little bit, so we'll see," Stoops said of Heard and Blue at practice. "Yeah, they're going to make the trip. We'll get something out of them."
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Blue, the Cats' leading wide receiver last season with 43 catches for 586 yards and four touchdowns, had two catches for 42 yards in the opener before spraining his ankle.
Blue, a native of Babson Park, Fla., missed spring practice and parts of fall camp while coming back from shoulder surgery.
Heard suffered his ankle injury on his second touchdown in as many carries in the opener against the Skyhawks. The junior transfer from Nebraska had an efficient two carries for 116 yards and two scores in that victory.
Offensive line still without pieces
Two-year starting left guard Zach West will continue to sit out with what coaches are calling a strange injury to his neck.
"Zach's not going to play," Stoops said Thursday. "He hasn't practiced all week."
West's position coach, John Schlarman, called it a "weird deal."
"He's got some kind of a pinched nerve in his neck. It just kind of came out of nowhere really. Don't know if it was from practice or a game. We're just day to day with him. He could get up tomorrow and feel better, or it might be a little while. We don't know.
"So we'll just do whatever's best for Zach. We're going to be glad to get him back when we can, but we're going to make sure he's good and healthy when he gets back."
Schlarman admitted it's been frustrating to not have his starters healthy and available at the same time this season.
"Coming into this year, ... that was something we felt we had that was an advantage that we had all five guys — well four guys coming back plus a redshirt that was new," Schlarman said. "We were able to get a lot of reps together in the spring, and since the fall has hit we haven't been able to play all five starters at the same time in a game."
'No ink on my body'
Sometimes even players who spend a lot of time on Twitter are surprised by its power.
That happened to Kentucky quarterback Patrick Towles, who joked to a friend about getting a tattoo if the Cats break their long losing streak against Florida this weekend.
"I didn't think it would blow up," Towles said Tuesday. "I think it blew up way more than I expected."
When asked what kind of tattoo he was planning to get, Towles started with, "Well, let me explain that situation a little bit."
One of Towles' friends has a bunch of different UK-oriented tattoos and said on Twitter, "I'm going to add to my collection if we win," Towles explained. "And I joked and said, 'Yeah, I'll join ya.'"
As if making a campaign promise, Towles looked up straight into the cameras and said, "There will be no ink on my body regardless of the outcome of the game on Saturday."
A homecoming for Brumbaugh
It will be a bit of a homecoming for Kentucky's defensive line coach Saturday.
Jimmy Brumbaugh grew up just outside of Gainesville, about 20 minutes from the University of Florida. His wife, Kelly, is from Daytona Beach.
"Always good to go home and see my family come to the game and stuff," Brumbaugh said with a smile.
So how did a kid who grew up in Florida's swampy backyard end up starring at Auburn?
"Just had a great opportunity to go to Auburn," he said. "It was really (like) home for me."