Saturday at 3:30 Kentucky will try to defeat Tennessee at Neyland Stadium for the first time since 1984. Will Mark Stoops talk to his team about the 34-game losing streak in Knoxville?
“I will not. No.”
That’s about all the time Mark Stoops has for streak talk.
“I think just beating Tennessee is important to us. Whether there’s a streak involved or not, why would that make a difference to our team? They don’t know anything about 34 years ago. To be honest with you, they really don’t care. They want to win for their team this year,” said Stoops.
“That’s very important and that’s motivation for us. For me, to say that, of course I always say that. I acknowledge the importance to our fans, I acknowledge the importance to our state and our community. But to our team, they’re hungry for each other and for this year.”
Fans were hungry to end the Florida streak. If Stoops could end another thirty-year streak to an SEC East rival in a ten-win season, it’s not hyperbole to give 2018 the title of “Best Season Ever.”