During the first timeout of Kentucky’s basketball game against Georgia Tech, a different group of Wildcats was brought onto the floor to the overwhelming noise of the BBN’s cheers. Members of this year’s football team, who were also joined by head coach Mark Stoops and the Governor’s Cup trophy, were recognized for another season of bowl eligibility.
Mark Stoops greeted the crowd by saying he’s “very proud” of his team, adding “We greatly appreciate your support throughout the year, and we look forward to seeing you in Charlotte for one more game.”
Watch the team’s full introduction here, from the KSR YouTube channel.
It didn’t take long for Kentucky’s own Kash Daniel to take the microphone and talk to the crowd directly.
“If you’re ready to see the most versatile football player in college football dominate one more time, give me a hell yeah,” Daniel said, pointing at Lynn Bowden. “If you’re ready to see the Big Blue Wall dominate one more defense, give me a hell yeah… You all made a Kentucky kid’s dreams come true. Thank you for everything these past four – I’ll love you guys forever.”
— Kentucky Football (@UKFootball) December 15, 2019
Before the team (and the trophy) could leave the court, they had to throw some footballs into the stands. That is, except for Max Duffy, who actually punted a ball into the crowd. I didn’t see where it landed, but I’d guess somewhere around the 5-yard line. He is the best punter in America, after all.
It’s always good to see the Governor’s Cup trophy in Lexington, where it belongs.