SEC: Home of defending champs and Utah State beaters Auburn University.
There was a lot to bemoan about Thursday’s performance, much of which doesn’t need rehashing. But the one concerning thing in my mind was the lack of energy, fire and motivation on Kentucky’s side. We saw this a number of times last year as well, when Kentucky would start off sluggish and have to fight from a deficit to get back into it. Last year the team had Randall Cobb, so it was rarely difficult to get back into a game, but this year the team can hardly afford to take the start of a game off.
If the team is looking for ways to get motivated, the internet is certainly offering them a fair share of bulletin board material. From Clay Travis writing WKU/UK was the worst football game since the invention of the forward pass (I would link it, but it will only make you mad,) to Andrew Jackson’s ‘they s’posed to be SEC’ nearly going viral, to Morgan Newton’s self sack being declared the ‘play of the year,’ on reddit, if they are looking for a reason to be pissed off there is plenty to choose from.
Bottom line is: the Cats either come to play and thump Central Michigan next weekend (or at least look like they want to be there,) or it’s going to be a long wait until basketball season – both for the fans and the team.