Terry Wilson prefers to play fast.
Kentucky’s quarterback was at his best in the final drive at Missouri. With less than two minutes to play, he completed six straight passes for 87 yards on the way to the end zone. After the walk-off touchdown, Wilson is looking to build off the success.
“I just needed to get some fire under me. I just gotta keep that momentum going. I can’t let up,” Wilson said. “I just gotta keep pushing because we’ve still got five, six more games left. I just gotta keep that attitude, keep that chip on my shoulder.”
Wilson was effective in the hurry-up offense. With Benny Snell in the backfield, playing with tempo does not jive with the ground and pound style that emphasizes ball control. In his few uptempo opportunities, Wilson has played well.
“His two-minute drills have been really good,” said quarterbacks coach Darin Hinshaw. “He does thrive in that environment and he did on Saturday.”
“I feel like I feel more comfortable when we’re uptempo,” Wilson said. “Once we get the ball thrown and its completion after completion, you start to get into a roll. We practice it all the time. A lot of coaches say I perform best when we’re uptempo. I like when we go two-minute. It’s fun.”
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The coaches would not say whether or not they would employ more series featuring the fast-paced offense, but offensive coordinator Eddie Gran could see a difference in his team.
“We were really, really sharp. Guys were catching the ball, guys throwing the ball on time. That comes from that confidence after that last drive,” Gran said.
Situational football will dictate how often the Cats can unleash Terry
Touchdown Tempo. If he gets the opportunity, Wilson trust his playmakers to create spectacular moments against Georgia.
“They’ve been coming together. It’s a good thing to see over weeks we’re progressing, we’re getting on the same page and everybody’s being more accountable. It’s just gonna be fun to see this weekend because I know we’re going to do some amazing things out there on that field and try to get that win.”
More Notes from Practice
Pump up the Volume — For the first time that I can remember, Kentucky pumped crowd noise into practice before a home game. Maybe they did it to keep the team on their toes throughout the week, or maybe they think Georgia fans will travel well?
The Game-Winner wasn’t the Texas A&M Play — Two of the biggest plays of the season were passes. Eddie Gran was criticized for calling one on 3rd and 2 at Texas A&M in overtime. A pass worked on an untimed down at Missouri. If you thought they looked similar, they were in fact not the same.
Quick-Hitters with Conrad — C.J. did not speak for long, after all, he’s done quite a bit of talking since his game-winning catch. Sill, I think you’ll enjoy the 1:30-minute talking session.