MEMPHIS -- Because he was looking for ways to help make Kentucky's offense more physical, Joker Phillips came up with a new drill.
He created what he called "Sumo" to originally help make receivers more physical to improve their blocking.
"We get in a circle and see who can who knock out each other first," said Phillips, UK's offensive coordinator and coach in waiting. "It created a lot of enthusiasm. The kids had fun during bowl practice with it."
One player who impressed Phillips during the drill was sophomore Kyrus Lanxter.
"He started putting a face on people and I hope it shows Friday (in the Liberty Bowl game here against East Carolina)," Phillips said.
Junior receiver E.J. Adams got to come to Wednesday's press conference with Phillips because of his improvement during practice the last month. Adams admitted he enjoyed the "Sumo" competition.