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King Catches Touchdown in Scrimmage, But Offense Sputters

Product of North Hardin High School, La’Rod King, caught a long touchdown pass today in Kentucky’s first scrimmage leaving little doubt that he is the main passing target this season.  While he certainly is a great pass catcher, memory of who threw the ball or how long it was is not his thing.  “I don’t really know, I just catch them.”   While King looked good, the offense tossed several interceptions which resulted in a pick-6 and another near one.   Sophomore from Hopkinsville, Malcolm McDuffen, was responsible for the pick-6, while Senior, Cartier Rice, from Duncan, South Carolina was responsible for the near one.  It may look concerning that our Quarterbacks gave up two picks , but at the same time it’s encouraging for the defense. Let’s remember for a moment that Rick Minter consistently coaches defensive units that force tons of picks, last year Kentucky was 10th nationally in Interception Percentage (4.4%) without players who forced many interceptions in the past.  With the youth and inexperience on the defense it’s encouraging to hear that Minter is still molding ball hawks.

Article written by Jonathan Schuette

10 Comments for King Catches Touchdown in Scrimmage, But Offense Sputters



  1. Clam
    8:44 pm August 11, 2012 Permalink

    Any chance KSR could post a policy on what will get a post deleted? I have been deleted twice today; neither post was critical of UK or vulgar.



  2. Bleaker
    8:45 pm August 11, 2012 Permalink

    I believe…..a little



  3. Nooooooooo
    8:47 pm August 11, 2012 Permalink

    Please don’t tell me the offense struggled. So our offense couldn’t do much vs the WORST defense in the conference? What was Jokers calling card for getting the head coaching job… wasn’t he an ‘offensive coordinator’ or something?

    We wont even be a speed bump for most of the teams on our schedule (including uofl).

    Thanks, Joker and Mitch.



  4. bige
    8:48 pm August 11, 2012 Permalink

    The offense will continue to sputter as long as Sanders is OC. He is horrible and it’s the reason he got canned at UT. Any decent OC in the SEC gets a head coaching offer (from a less competitive conference program) and he has been an OC at two different SEC schools and zilch. The program has declined ever since he took over the play calling. Joker’s job is in jeopardy because he hasn’t done what a leader is supposed to do and get rid of the weak links.

    I will state that Sanders is a great QB coach and he is worth being the second highest paid coach for that reason alone.



  5. Wild Turkey 101
    8:56 pm August 11, 2012 Permalink

    Offense sputters. Sounds like a broken record. Same old vanilla playbook.



  6. Hakeem Smith
    8:59 pm August 11, 2012 Permalink

    This is good news. If your QB can stay up long enough to get a pass off; I may get 6.



  7. wishingmattisntright
    9:30 pm August 11, 2012 Permalink

    The fact that there are only six (now seven) comments after a football post says a lot.



  8. "real" UK fan
    9:54 pm August 11, 2012 Permalink

    Hey, hey, hey… before all the self proclaimed “real” fans start yap’n – the team sucking has 100% to do with Joker and 0% to do with anything else. No excuses!

    On a side note, there is ZERO excuse for not knowing who the starting QB is. You can’t tell me a senior (with SEC experience), a sophomore (with SEC experience), a heralded freshman, and an unheralded freshman are so close we can’t figure it out yet. AND unless Newton has somehow turned into Peyton Manning – there is nothing that dude does that screams (or whispers) SEC QB.

    If Newton is named the starting QB, you can stick a fork in the ‘Joker experiment’, cause its over!



  9. Bubba Earl
    12:43 am August 12, 2012 Permalink

    WooWEE, a long touchdown pass, only offense for the game? big deal, good luck! Gonna be a very very very long season!



  10. JayCee
    10:11 am August 12, 2012 Permalink

    I hear you #3. Joker was a WR in college. Yet, what was our weakest link last season?

    That’s it in a nutshell for me.