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The Intern Brings You Some Football Notes

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While the big dogs get to play in the sun and watch ponies run in circles, the work of an intern is never done.  Today’s Football notes are brought to you by KSR College, more specifically by a bright-eyed and bushy tailed intern who was just excited to get to stand on the field and mingle with the “big timers” of Lexington Media.  Shout out to @mjp18 for giving me some standing room; not only am I new to this whole media thing, but I’m not very tall… which seems to be a basic criteria for sports coverage.

 

On to the Football… the overall message of both Coach Stoops and Brown was that the offense whipped the defense today.  Stoops started off by saying that he had never had one side of the ball dominate the other in a scrimmage like he had today.  He was very pleased with the offense, but was “very disappointed,” in the defensive output in today’s practice.   So, how much better was the offense today?

 

Stoops: “Much better, much better.  It wasn’t even close today.  The offense didn’t really have a great day in practice [Friday] and they just had a mentality today, that’s what I was most proud of.  They had a toughness and went out there and really executed and played well.”

 

 

 

What was up with the defense?  In the previous practice sessions the defense was the dominate side of the ball; what changed?

 

Stoops: “Those same things.  I didn’t see great execution, I didn’t see great toughness, I saw poor leverage and just some poor football on the defensive side of the ball.  I saw a lot of bad body language and just some things that were really disappointing.”

 

 

 

Just how good WAS the offense today, Coach Brown?

 

Brown: “Today was the first day where I really thought we looked like an SEC offense.  I thought our  guys had good energy, finished plays, and there’s no magic potion in the plays.  They came prepared to play today, and every spring that’s just how it goes.  The defense got the best of us the last couple practices… but we bounced back today.”

 

An SEC offense? You don’t say!?

 

 

More positives from the offense:

  • There weren’t any turnovers or penalties from the offense today, which is a definite sign of improvement.
  • WR’s did a much better job of catching the ball today and made some big plays.
  • The overall efficiency of the offensive unit was much better today.
  • Balance was there today.  The offense hit some home run plays and also sustained some long drives.

 

 

Coach Eliot “escaped out the side door” before he could give any comment, but I don’t blame his motives

 


 

 

 

In Quarterback news, Coach Brown said that the three QB’s had their best day collectively today.  They had energy, and had a “next play mentality” that had been lacking in previous practices.  Before today, when one of them had made a bad play, their body language changed but today was different.  They were cheering each other on, and really seemed to get excited for one another.  Neither Stoops nor Brown would say if any of them has an edge on the other, and the starting role will most likely be decided in fall camp.

 

Brown: “I wish one of them would step up and take charge (laughs) but all of them did a good job today.  It will come down to the fall camp.

 

He went on to explain that in the four week fall period, he likes to have a two week “try-out” period to determine the starters and then the other two weeks are left for development.

 

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Here’s to a beautiful Saturday at Commonwealth Stadium.  Spring game is one week from today, so get excited #BBN,  IT’S FOOTBALL TIME IN THE BLUEGRASS!

Check me out on twitter and KSR College.

 

 

 

@WEJarboe_KSR

Article written by KSRCollege.com

8 Comments for The Intern Brings You Some Football Notes



  1. Catmedic
    1:36 pm April 6, 2013 Permalink

    Will b there. Can’t wait. Go cats!



  2. Brandon.Slocum
    1:40 pm April 6, 2013 Permalink

    I always knew our public speaking and writing class would get you somewhere haha good piece man



  3. stooooooops
    2:14 pm April 6, 2013 Permalink

    Hiring Brown was the best move Stoops has made. At least our games should be fun to watch the first couple of year, because we are going to lose most of them. Hopefully the offense will keep the wolfs at bay untill he can get players who are SEC capable on defense.
    Make no mistake for those who think Stoops is going to win big right away you are going to be disappointed. It took Joker longer then a year to trash the program and it will take stoop longer then a year to fix it. We have a team of MAC players trying to play in the SEC. I really hope people will use some logic when judging Stoops we have a top shelf staff when we do get top shelf talent it could be great.



  4. Lobster
    2:29 pm April 6, 2013 Permalink

    Way to not mess up Intern



  5. pharcyde
    2:42 pm April 6, 2013 Permalink

    The video boards at Commonwealth would be a helluva lot more impressive if ads didn’t take up 1/5 of the screen. If only there was a way to put those worthy sponsors names in static panels on top of the scoreboard or on the sides……..



  6. Shawon
    3:30 pm April 6, 2013 Permalink

    Thanks for the report, but on KSR there is only one true “Intern”.



  7. supermemey
    9:37 pm April 6, 2013 Permalink

    nice post – glad you enjoyed being a sports reporter for the day!



  8. dangerous situation
    9:39 pm April 6, 2013 Permalink

    nice coverage of Wildcat football. Looking forward to an exciting season – keep up the good work!