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A look at Kentucky’s offense from a year ago

Seeing John Bird’s diagrams of Neal Brown’s offense this morning encouraged me to go back and dissect Kentucky football’s offense from a year ago to draw up a comparison of the contrasting offensive styles. So like any blogger-slash-football guru would do, I rolled out the dusty ol’ chalkboard from the back of the KSR football offices, popped in some game film from last season (what little I have after recording Duck Dynasty) and got to work on my new project. What I found is very underwhelming, but also very consistent.

 

In 2012, under the direction of Joker Phillips and Randy Sanders, the Kentucky Wildcats offense relied heavily on three keys plays. The first is a very basic play known in most offenses as the “Bubble Screen” — or the “Motherfugginbubblescreenyougottabefugginkiddinme,” as Kentuckians like to call it:

 

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The second play, the “Draw,” is a run play out of a passing formation. Though generally used to fool the defenders when they’re playing back on their heels, Kentucky had a tendency to run it anytime there was grass on the field, clouds in the sky or bourbon in our bellies. Kentuckians know this one as “Sonabitchwerantheballonthirdandfugginlongagain.”

 

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The third play, arguably the most successful of the three, is designed to surrender the possession and give the ball to the other team in its own terrority. This play is called a “Punt” or a “Holysantaclausshitatleastwedidsomethingright.”

 

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As you can see, there is a noticeable difference between the Air Raid offense of 2013 and the Draw-Screen-Draw-Punt offense of 2012. It’s too early to determine which is the most productive of the two, but I think I have a pretty good idea already.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

42 Comments for A look at Kentucky’s offense from a year ago



  1. The Real JD
    1:39 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    YES! Good post Drew!



  2. Heath
    1:42 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    Epic Good



  3. Fluff
    1:44 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    Great story.
    You know anything about a player transferring or a player not making grades.
    Check you x box. It may be on there.



  4. Bret
    1:44 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    On the “Motherfugginbubblescreenyougottabefugginkiddinme”, I believe “X” is actually running the “Go to Shower” route, not the “Go Route”.

    Other than that minor correction, impeccable breakdown!



  5. catfaninkc
    1:45 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    One of the funniest post I have read in a long time!! Btw this is my very first reply.



  6. 3rdDowdDraw
    1:50 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    This is gold, well done Drew.



  7. O T I S
    1:50 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    2-10 anyway you draw it up



  8. At Work
    1:51 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    That moment when you get odd stares from coworkers as you suddenly laugh out loud at a KSR post.

    Well played, Drew Franklin… well played.



  9. Rei
    1:51 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    my cousin and I would go to games and we’d call out what play was happening on what down. it was depressing how often we could figure it out. Joke, Sanders, and Rick sucked so bad. Our only loss from last year was Tee Martin imo



  10. LOL
    1:54 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    Laughing my A$$ off on a plane reading that post! N



  11. Matt Jones
    1:55 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    Please stop sending things to coach Stoops’s house for him to sign. We just been through this with people sending their stuff to Cal’s house

    Stoops will not be signing twenty stuffed possums



  12. Dano
    1:55 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    Where was the 4th and punt, the 3rd and run, the funblerooski and the pick 6?



  13. Linda Taylor
    1:59 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    Vintage Drew Franklin. Y – Are we running a draw? Why indeed. Beyond awesome post.



  14. DH
    1:59 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    Hilarious because, well, it’s funny. Sad because it’s true. Good thing we got Stoops



  15. Chaz
    2:00 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    Great post, Drew, wish you had included “quick kick” from days gone by.



  16. BobKYCats
    2:00 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    @11: If Stoops truly wants to connect with the fans, he’ll sign whatever roadkill I send him. Thank you.



  17. huntin chickens
    2:01 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    perfect. awesome post



  18. bigbluedan
    2:01 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    I would seriously love to know what % of our total plays consisted of bubble screen and draw. Unbelievable.



  19. goUKats
    2:06 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    Are you sure about these plays?They look pretty complicated.No wonder the offense looked lost and confused.

    Would love to see the diagrams of the defensive schemes.



  20. tltaworl
    2:09 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    This is not fair to Joker and Sanders. In year 3 they consistently ran the “throw it 15 yards past the closest reciever”. If you remember, this was that moment in each game where you thought we were going all Couch to Yeast and then BOOM, you remember we have no speed, coordination, communication, plan, or general knowledge of the game.



  21. TennisFan29
    2:11 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    This is hilarious, and probably not too much of a stretch honestly



  22. Bloody Brilliant
    2:20 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    Absolutely spot on and hilarious



  23. J in Orlando
    2:33 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    11 Why the hell not? Ok fine how about he just signs ten of them for me?! lol



  24. HugoCabrera
    2:37 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    That look on Joker’s face is still painful to see. Wanted him to do well so bad and you just knew he was doomed.
    #comecatchbubblescreensforthejoker



  25. ARDEE
    2:42 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    You forgot the 7-yd hook completion we consistently ran on 3rd and 10



  26. “Motherfugginbubblescreenyougottabefugginkiddinme,”
    3:01 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    BUWHAHAAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHAHA



  27. Al/in/Indy
    3:02 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    My Bride of 36 years has absolutely no knowledge of how the game of football is played, yet she could call the play before it was ran. Seems like she and Joker had something in common.



  28. Jax Teller
    3:11 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    Gold. Pure Gold.



  29. Poppschmidty
    5:55 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    Ha! Best thing I’ve seen in a while! Thanks!



  30. Ares
    6:07 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    Spot on!



  31. special eddie
    6:12 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    LMAO!! Very true though.



  32. buckeyecat
    6:22 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    I almost peed reading this. Still LMAO. Awesome.



  33. Heisenberg
    6:35 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    Shut it down. Franklin freakin wins the Internet again today.



  34. Kim
    7:20 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    Wow. Who are you targeting with these kinds of articles? My middle school children love it. Can you refer me to a site that provides news and information for those who have finished middle school?



  35. John
    8:10 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    Maybe the best post in the history of the site. Great job Drew!



  36. UK_JB
    8:12 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    Yeah, I don’t miss Joker!



  37. CPACAT
    11:14 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    #34) Kim, try “A Sea of Blue”. Great site w little fluff…

    However “for me and my house, we will choose KSR!”



  38. bnclay
    12:00 am August 24, 2013 Permalink

    Classic post. This one belongs in the ksr hall of fame.

    #20 also spot on. Lol to that. Then sigh because it wasn’t just a joke.



  39. Stoooooooooops
    3:20 am August 24, 2013 Permalink

    By far the best post in a LONG time! Sad thing is every one has thought the same thing for 3 years lol.
    #24 you are so right! I always get pissed when others try to say UK fans didn’t like Joker because of his skin color. I would dare say no coach has ever had a fan base want a coach to succeed as bad as we did for Joker! I just wasn’t meant to be, but that was because Joker just isn’t a head coach. Not because the fans didn’t support him!
    34) I hope you find a site to full feel your needs and stay off this one because you seem to be a professional bitcher with no sence of humor!



  40. Daniel Hunt
    3:03 pm August 24, 2013 Permalink

    I love it.



  41. I
    4:46 pm August 24, 2013 Permalink

    Funny



  42. hersheyisabear
    6:55 pm August 24, 2013 Permalink

    Are they “Give Joker a chance” fans still around? Just curious.