Mark Stoops and the Wildcats wrapped up spring practice on Wednesday, as the Cats will not have a spring game because of turf replacement at Kroger Field.

Stoops told the media that it’s been a drama-free spring without major injuries. Stoops said UK focused on the basics in the spring, and came away pleased.

“It’s a fundamental game,” Stoops said. “We want to get through the spring and be better players. Individually, each player just get better. Fundamentally, get better.”

Stoops has said earlier in the offseason that UK needs to re-develop the kind of grit that the program had years ago.

“I just think overall mentality, the hunger, the way you go about your business with an attitude, with an edge, with a chip on your shoulder,” Stoops said. “This game is meant to be played that way. You can’t just go out there and go through the motions. I expect all of us to be better, we’ve all talked about those things. And that starts with me and all the way down.”

Some of the more notable newcomers are quarterback Devin Leary and running back Ray Davis, and Stoops spoke about them mixing in with the program’s culture.

“They’re great additions,” Stoops said of Leary and Davis. “Any time you bring people in, with the way things are now, you have to be careful of the guys you bring in. They have to be guys who contribute and add to that locker room and to the mentality you’re looking for. Devin and Ray are great additions.”