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SDS: “Kentucky is on the right track,” after Saturday’s loss

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Tom Leach said much the same thing in his “Leach Report” earlier this weekend, but it’s refreshing to see a non-UK source noticing that Kentucky football is headed in the right direction.  Even after losing the biggest game of the year.

But that’s exactly the take-away that Saturday Down South has from this weekend re: the Governor’s Cup, even if the sub-heading is “Squandered Opportunities.”  True, the opportunities were missed, but at least they were there, right?

It was ultimately some pretty good news:

Kentucky left plays all over the field against Louisville, along with several critical dropped passes. In order to beat top 10 opponents, those plays have to be made. I loved the intensity the Kentucky defense started the game with, but ultimately, that intensity wore down late, and holding Teddy Bridgewater down proved difficult in the second half. Kentucky is on the right track; it’s just going to take a while to get there.

The best news going forward is that Kentucky presented themselves with opportunities for big plays against a (arguably) top-ten team.  If they give themselves the same opportunities against a Florida team with a much less-dangerous quarterback, there’s every reason to think that game can be competitive.

Will they get better sooner, or later?  The best news is that it’s more a question of time, rather than whether the improvement will be there at all.

Article written by Corey Nichols

7 Comments for SDS: “Kentucky is on the right track,” after Saturday’s loss



  1. Duuuuuude
    6:27 pm September 16, 2013 Permalink

    I will agree. We never even had a chance under the Joker. They were not coached to find or create opportunities. They exist all over the field. When we get players with hands and more able bodies, we will be much better.



  2. imnotthefiveo
    6:43 pm September 16, 2013 Permalink

    I believe we had the able bodies (mostly) Saturday. If a few of those missed opportunities had went the other way, we would’ve been right there.



  3. Ben
    7:32 pm September 16, 2013 Permalink

    We did not have the right bodies! Joker would recruit players, not receivers and for the most part had no ability to catch simple passes. The missed attempts in this game were not hard catches and definately not make sports center. Give stoops time to bring in his recruits and thing will change for the better. Time will heal our team. Good coaching will improve our current players.



  4. QB COACH
    7:39 pm September 16, 2013 Permalink

    HOW OVER-RATED was Patrick Towells if he can’t beat out these two mid- major at best QBs??? And he thinks he’ll redshirt and beat out these two AND DREW BARKER??? Who in the #¥â‚¬&! Is advising this kid??? SMH…



  5. G had
    7:54 pm September 16, 2013 Permalink

    We may be on the right track, but FL will still win going away. Are you kidding me? They may not have a Teddy at QB, but I think the FL defense is better than UofL’s. something like FL 24 UK 6. Sorry, but what is it about losing to WKU and UofL while beating a Miami team that may be the worst in D-1 that makes you think this game will be competitive? Is UK on the right track with Stoops? I think so, but we won’t know for 2 more years. In the meantime, just stop it with the “is this the year we get FL?” stuff. It’s not.



  6. TDog
    9:07 pm September 16, 2013 Permalink

    If our offense had shown up we very easily could have won. Our defense was incredible the 1st half. If our WR’s hold onto the passes and we get a couple blown blocks we win the game.



  7. Jeffrey
    1:56 am September 17, 2013 Permalink

    If we do see an improvement with our offense come these next two weeks, then UK can beat UF.