I assume you have a life and found something better to do in that life than listen to Dan Mullen’s call-in show down in Mississippi last night. But I don’t have a life and I didn’t find something better to do than listen to Mullen’s show, so I tuned in to hear what he had to say about Saturday’s game.
The show was pretty boring — although it really had my attention when Mullen described his blackened catfish over sausage jambalaya and maque choux — and it didn’t really hit a lot of newsy talking points, like I had hoped. But Mullen did give a brief breakdown of what he sees in the Kentucky football team, which his Bulldogs will face under the CWS lights tomorrow night.
They run the ball well. You know, they’ve been able to put up some points on some teams. They gave up a bunch of points early in the year, but they’ve really tightened that up. You know, the first three games they gave up a bunch of points and now they’re really tightening things up on the defensive side of the ball.
They’ve got an explosive running back. They’ve got their second quarterback in, but he’s actually a little bit more mobile, which helps their run game even more. So they run the ball. They run the ball very, very efficiently. Got a good offensive line in the run game and that really helps them with the play-action pass.
Defensively, they’ve got a big front — they’ve got a nose tackle that’s like 390 pounds. They’re big and physical up front. They’ve got a lot of length at the corners, so even though you get one-on-one shots on the outside, it’s tough to throw deep on guys that are 6-foot-3 out there. Both corners are — I think one’s 6-2, one’s 6-3, so they’ve got some real size outside on the perimeter.
Hey Dan, Elam lost a lot of weight this offseason. Maybe pay closer attention to your next opponent.