Benny Snell spent more time taking pictures than playing in Friday night’s Blue/White Game. The Kentucky coaching staff wisely limited the Freshman All-American’s snaps to only about a quarter.
Eddie Gran said he was surprised he didn’t see Snell flipping out on the sidelines in the second half. “I was flipping out in my head, but I didn’t show it,” Benny said after the game.
Few players are more passionate than Snell. His attitude is reflected by his running style. On his third and final carry, he hit his offensive guard, Logan Stenberg, in the back at the goal line, but kept his feet chopping until he fell into the end zone. Gran constantly keeps an eye on Snell to harness that passion into focused energy.
“Sometimes I go a little extra, a little overboard, and he tells me to calm down. Calm down. I need somebody like that because I do go overboard sometimes.”
Snell described it as tunnel vision. He’s narrowing his focus, all while learning more. “I’m starting to learn every position so I can make myself better.”
A smarter, more focused Snell that can catch passes out of the backfield means one thing: bad news for Kentucky’s opponents.