Kentucky’s offense has been using a no-huddle, hurry-up offense all season and Joker Phillips believes it will be beneficial in The Swamp. Saturday’s game at Florida will be the loudest environment the Cats have faced all season, but the noise won’t have an affect on getting the plays in. Joker said today that the offense uses very little verbal communication in setting up the offense at the line.
“Definitely helps because you have more time to operate at the line of scrimmage,” Phillips said after Thursday’s practice. “There is not a lot of verbal communication — everything is hand signals from the line of scrimmage. There is not a lot of echoing signals where the quarterback gives it to the receivers and you go through that. Everybody is seeing the signals that the quarterback is seeing, except for the offensive line. So Max (Smith) doesn’t have to tell the running back and the receivers, they know all the signals.”
While the offense is ready to go, the defense is another story. We learned earlier this week that Florida’s offensive coordinator is going to try to put 50 points on Kentucky, so it could get ugly through the air for UK.
If Kentucky is going to hang with the Gators, they’ll need to score a lot of points.