Aug 8, 2012 3:32 PM by Alan Cutler
EJ Fields career hasn't gone as expected. It happens. There have been injuries.
Now the speedy senior from Frankfort wants that extra edge, so he's wearing goggles to help him focus.
"It's like doing a cross route over the middle with hands in your face, with defenders reaching for the ball," says Fields who caught ten passes last season. "Really focusing on the ball the whole time and making sure you catch it."
Doesn't matter if it's Kentucky or Alabama. All coaches want the best talent to stay home. When it says Kentucky or Alabama across your chest, it means more. But there is another side. It can add a lot of pressure playing for your hometown school.
"At times yes, maybe in my younger years, but now that I'm a little bit older, a little bit more relaxed, the only pressure on me now is to make plays."
A new season, and a better attitude. For UK's wide outs, it can only get better this year.
"We feel very confident actually coming from the summer. All of us had a very good summer. We got some really good freshman that work very hard. We had a very good spring. All of us are us are very confident. All of the press, all the bad media about us, is really not a concern to us right now."
The bad media, as Fields calls it, has everything to do with UK's having one of the worst passing attacks in America last year. The media gets nicer when UK starts making plays. And, the hype out of camp is, it will happen this year.