The Kentucky football coaches gauge improvement rather simply. Whatever you did poorly last time, make it an emphasis and get better at it the next time you step on the field.
Last Saturday that Kentucky running backs struggled in the red zone. On Monday, they responded by running like “grown men.” What they did do well was bust a few big plays. Now it’s the defense’s turn to respond and improve.
“We just want to see guys tackle better,” senior defensive team Captain Courtney Love said yesterday. “We gotta stop the run. No explosive plays. That’s something we had last scrimmage that Coach House didn’t like; too many explosive plays. We just have to limit that and I think we’ll be fine.”
The same thing applies on the other side of the ball, except they’re focused on making explosive plays.
“The only thing I’m hoping for is that everybody makes big plays, because a lot of people are doubting us a little bit. That’s what we’ve got to do is come out here, make big plays and catch the ball,” wide receiver Tavin Richardson said yesterday.
That dichotomy represents the the odd nature of preseason scrimmages. While one side does something well, you question the other side’s competence. The only way to truly judge whether or not the team played good football is in the film room. That’s why you should be a little leery when you hear the initial reports from coaches following today’s scrimmage.
Until we hear the reports of big plays (or the lack of), hear Courtney Love mic’d up during yesterday’s practice.
– Kentucky Football (@UKFootball) August 18, 2017