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Drew Barker said team is ready to go, sees no negative effects from loss


Drew Barker knows he made three costly turnovers in Saturday’s heartbreaking loss to Southern Miss, but he also knows the offense did a lot of good things, too. After today’s practice, he said he has to work on making smarter decisions and being more patient with the football in order to avoid making similar mistakes against Florida and anyone else. However, he and his teammates have since moved on from the defeat and they are looking forward to Game 2 in Gainesville.

“I’m looking forward to it,” Barker told reporters of his first career road start. “I’m really excited. The Swamp is one of the best places to play in all of college football, so it should be really exciting. I’m looking forward to it. We had a great day of practice out here and I feel like everyone’s ready to go. I haven’t seen any negative effects from this past Saturday so I feel we’ll be ready to go this week.”

“We really just moved on,” he continued. “We know we lost. We know there’s nothing we can do to change it so we might as well just not sit their and sulk about it — we might as well come out here and work. We know we got an awesome opportunity on national TV this Saturday, so it definitely gets you motivated to come out and get ready for the next game.”

Barker said the Cats will have a great opportunity to pull off the upset if they stick to the fundamentals and do all that the coaches ask of them. They’re practicing hard and they’re still confident they can make big plays like they did in the first half of the opener.

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4 Comments for Drew Barker said team is ready to go, sees no negative effects from loss

  1. stoopstroops
    9:14 pm September 6, 2016 Permalink

    I love the mindset. We don’t want these players getting down on themselves after only 1 loss. Fans should take the same approach, maybe learn a little from these kids. Let’s put usm behind us and focus on the next game.

  2. 502CodeRed
    9:58 pm September 6, 2016 Permalink

    He sees no negative effects right now but that will change as the beatings continue. There will be plenty of time to sulk.

  3. WeareBBN
    10:38 pm September 6, 2016 Permalink

    If the Oline could not block So Miss, we opened no holes to run through and they pressured Drew way too muc, we have little chance vs SEC teams. Dline was just as bad, every gain by rb was 6 yards, no pressure on QB in 2nd half. And our great db area left 3 people wide open on, I assume, missed assignments. Like I said this was the most disappointing loss I can remember in UK football, because of who we lost to and how we did it.

  4. BluKudzu
    11:04 pm September 6, 2016 Permalink

    We will see. If we play against SEC teams as we did against USM, we will be eating the doughnut. Great point made above, supposedly the best DBs, in the SEC and in the history of our program left people wide open.
    The DC is the worst.