Kentucky fans are very familiar with “Snell Yeah,” Benny Snell’s catchphrase, but with the program in the top ten of the College Football Playoff rankings, the star running back wants to make sure the rest of the country — nay, the rest of the world — knows about it.
Snell penned a piece for the Players’ Tribune in which he explains the slogan and how it represents his journey, and the journey of this Kentucky Football team. We’ve heard the story of how big name programs, namely Ohio State, passed on Benny, which brought him to Kentucky, but reading his own words about it is pretty powerful. Benny says he’s glad that happened because at Kentucky, he’s helping build a legacy.
I want Kentucky to be known as a basketball Mecca and a football powerhouse.
I mean, this is why I came to Kentucky!
And that’s where our football program is headed right now, too. Believe me.
We’re building something special here, and I can truly see this thing bubbling up over the next few years to the point where everyone will look up at one point and be like, Hmm, wow, Kentucky football has it going on right now. When did that happen? Where did that come from?
So, you know, if you find yourself saying that at some point down the line, just please remember back to this article … and me telling you that this, right now, what you’re seeing on the field from us this season, is where it all started. This, I’m telling you, is where that came from.
A few thousand more words where that came from over at the Players’ Tribune, including a special request for fans going to the game on Saturday. (Spoiler: Get your “Snell Yeah” signs ready)