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Five Takeaways from Stoops’ Monday Press Conference

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The team has to be better on critical situations 

Third downs were bad for both sides of the ball. The offense was 2-13 in third down conversions and only visited the red-zone twice. The defense allowed Dobbs and the Tennessee offense to convert on 8 of 15 third downs. Not being able to contain a mobile quarterback on third down has been frustrating for this Kentucky defense all season. For this team to get their sixth win, they absolutely need to better in critical situations.

The young guys are the ones producing on defense 

There has been yet another change on the depth chart this week with Mike Edwards and Derrick Baity starting over veteran guys. Last week, these two players were listed as “or” but now hold the starting positions. The coaches have been reiterating the fact that it is all about production. The players who are producing out on the field are the ones that are getting playing time.

Special teams need to execute better 

Special teams struggled on Saturday, which we have not really seen this season. Even without a special teams coordinator, the kickoff and punt teams have done exceptional jobs at getting down the field and making a play. Players struggled at defeating blocks that restrained their ability to get down the field. The kickoff and punt teams both gave up a touchdown returns in the third quarter. MacGinnis struggled to kick the ball through the endzone and Foster’s punts were low-hanging, line drives, which ended up being detrimental to the game.

Missed tackles were a problem

When you are playing talented players, it’s not unusual to see these types of players make you miss. To fix this tackling problem, you need to have more players around and making a play on the ball, which should come from the secondary. Joshua Dobbs and the talented Tennessee running backs were difficult for our defense to bring down on Saturday. If Kentucky wants to compete defensive in the SEC, they are going to have to learn how to make tackles on talented players because there are a lot more talented players in the SEC than Dobbs and Jalen Hurd.

“Predictable passing is not where you want to live”

The offense has been very good at two things this season: running the ball and action passes. Kentucky is not good at third down and longs. In order to be successful you need to stick with what you are good at. Running the ball and throwing off the action on first and second downs to gain a few yards has been key for the offense and allows us to move the chains. Our first and second down plays are more crucial for this offense than third downs because of our inability to convert on third downs.

 

Article written by Kindsey Bernhard

Lover of dogs, sports and beer. @kindseybernhard

72 Comments for Five Takeaways from Stoops’ Monday Press Conference



  1. RICK
    2:09 pm November 2, 2015 Permalink

    Here’s the thing , Ky looked like crap the last 2 games. The second half looked like players said oh what the heck let’s get this over with. Having said that, win at Vandy beat Louisville and the other team we are suppose to beat and the fans are back on the band wagon. All 3 games look easy and i believe we will win them and end with 7 wins.



    • Rise
      2:59 pm November 2, 2015 Permalink

      Early on Louisville looked like a sure win, nowt it is looking like a loss. We haven’t been able to stop a dual-threat QB all season with the exception of Mauk for Mizzou, and Mizzou is terrible. I don’t see us containing Lamar Jackson or whatever their QB’s name is.



    • Booby Petrino
      3:15 pm November 2, 2015 Permalink

      If Wake Forrest can contain Lamar, we have a good chance. Louisville looked terrible this weekend and has looked so most of the year. Yes, we’ve looked bad the past couple of weeks. both teams are not very good.



    • Riddler
      4:11 pm November 2, 2015 Permalink

      All 3 games, Vandy, Charlotte and UofL look easy??? Absurd. News for you, I would have said the EKU and UL Lafayette games looked easy to, but we got lucky to beat both those teams at home. Vandy in Nashville will be an awful game, final score something like 3 – 2 in a tossup. Lamar Jackson will watch game tape of Will Grier, Joshua Dobbs and Dak Prescott and he will salivate. UofL will win going away. I can’t even say Charlotte will be easy anymore. An effort vs. UGA like the last 2 weekends and even you kool aid drinkers will have to admit this team has quit on its coach.



    • Cats Paw
      7:07 pm November 2, 2015 Permalink

      Let’s make this real simple here….assuming that Stoops continues his current trend, UK sucks and we don’t need a 3.5 million salary losing coach. Assuming he turns this program around and ever has a 7-8 win team he will be gone in a heartbeat and your just blind if you don’t agree. The very reason homers said they were scared to hire Petrino, it’s Stoops name that is continuously mentioned involving leaving a program. He just needs to go now! There is no future with Stoops!



  2. KeepCoachStoopsPlease
    2:13 pm November 2, 2015 Permalink

    BBN we need solidarity VT has Stoops on their top 3 choices. We can’t afford to lose coach. I’ve started a site keep coach Stoops. http://www.keepcoahmstoops.org. I plan to hold a rally at the tin roof this evening @7pm then we gonna march ova to Mitchs office and force him sweeten the pot.



    • DerbyDemon
      2:30 pm November 2, 2015 Permalink

      You’ll be “marching” by your damn self! Nice try, though…



    • What??
      2:32 pm November 2, 2015 Permalink

      LMAO…



    • reality
      2:39 pm November 2, 2015 Permalink

      This sounds eerily similar to the UK fans who pretended to be Louisville fans calling for Steve Kragthorpe to get an extension.



    • Mathlete
      3:21 pm November 2, 2015 Permalink

      Also, you misspelled “coach” in your link, hopefully not your domain name because that would be embarrassing.



  3. Bad!
    2:14 pm November 2, 2015 Permalink

    I can say for sure Stoops is not the man for the job. “In order to be successful you need to stick with what you are good at.” So when the opposing teams prepare for us what do you think they will see on the tape? The same freaking plays. Won’t they prepare to remove your “successful” plays? And you wonder why our play calling is so bad. Because we f***ing don’t adjust in-game or innovate. That’s what separates the best coaches from the mediocre. The players are good and the recruiting has been good but the coaching really sucks. The sooner Barnhart realizes this the better.



    • Mixxy
      2:22 pm November 2, 2015 Permalink

      I don’t know if you’re a troll, but either way you are too stupid to deserve an opinion.



    • Yeah!
      2:25 pm November 2, 2015 Permalink

      If you are so smart, why don’t you share instead of calling names and showing your class.



    • Mixxy
      2:36 pm November 2, 2015 Permalink

      I think I rather effectively shared the opinion that the above douche was a either a Card troll or an idiot (though, technically, those are the same thing).



    • Mixxy
      2:52 pm November 2, 2015 Permalink

      Mixxy sounds like the name of a HO for what it’s worth. why are you awake at this time of the day? LOL



    • Kyblue34
      2:54 pm November 2, 2015 Permalink

      Mixxy, you are the idiot! Everything that Bad! said is the truth. The truth sometimes hurts, but it is still the truth.



    • Riddler
      4:14 pm November 2, 2015 Permalink

      If the opposing team prepares to remove our successful plays, what will they do with the other 4 1/2 days of practice that week?



  4. KeepCoachStoopsPlease
    2:15 pm November 2, 2015 Permalink

    I expect them to win out rest of the season. Bad thing about that is all the major programs will be clamoring at the mouth to get the first interview with coach.



  5. KeepCoachStoopsPlease
    2:16 pm November 2, 2015 Permalink

    Bad what do you mean he is not the man for the job? Explain!



    • Okay
      2:33 pm November 2, 2015 Permalink

      To put it simply I don’t see any adjustments in game. Have you? Stoops is always furious and the other coaches look dumbfounded (at least when the cameras are on them). I know Stoops can’t reprimand his assistants publicly but still the performance is there for all to see. After a thorough beating by Mississippi State I expected a much better performance. Not ass-whooping. Where’s the coaching and what did we improve from last game?



    • [email protected]
      2:43 pm November 2, 2015 Permalink

      I think Stoops IS the right coach … but I can’t disagree with what OKAY said about the lack of adjustments.



    • Riddler
      4:17 pm November 2, 2015 Permalink

      3 years into this job and we are trending downwards. Watch and see if his players quit on him again against UGA this weekend. The only way Stoops wins back any respect from me is to fire 3/4 of his staff and oh, here’s a good idea, hire a special teams coordinator. No adjustments is right. No discipline either. No clue for that matter. Our defense constantly looks to the sideline with their hands up because they have no clue how to even line up. Coaching, or lack of it to be exact.



    • just saying
      5:11 pm November 2, 2015 Permalink

      When Auburn huddled up at midfield on 4th and 3 LEADING the game by 3 pts with less than 3 minutes in the game and our team couldn’t figure out if they were going to punt!!! We ended up with 8 guys on the field when the ball snapped. Only an idiot would go for it on 4th down at midfield with THE LEAD. Auburn was simply trying to get an illegal substitution penelty, and we fell right into it. Stoops, and the invisible Special teams coach looked like complete idiots



    • just saying
      5:12 pm November 2, 2015 Permalink

      ***penalty



  6. KeepCoachStoopsPlease
    2:17 pm November 2, 2015 Permalink

    It’s obvious he is why would all these major programs have him on their short list?



  7. average fan
    2:24 pm November 2, 2015 Permalink

    With each loss, Stoops receding hairline picks up speed.



    • Mixxy
      2:37 pm November 2, 2015 Permalink

      That’s true. Dude just needs to shave it.



  8. Charlotte w Tackett
    2:25 pm November 2, 2015 Permalink

    I think we better keep our coach I bleed blue no matter what. We have a lot of players hurt Just get off the coaches back.
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  9. CatsBy80
    2:34 pm November 2, 2015 Permalink

    I’m not advocating for making a change yet, but I do think these stats are interesting:

    Oklahoma offense averages 45.0 points a game this year in first year under offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley – up 9 ppg from last year.

    Kentucky offense averages 24.0 ppg this year in first year under offensive coordinator Shannon Dawson – down 5.2 ppg from last year…

    I know the style of play is different in the SEC versus the Big 12, but man it would’ve been nice to have a guy like Riley who can come in and take your offense from 36 ppg to 45…



    • reality
      2:38 pm November 2, 2015 Permalink

      It’s hard to compare those stats. Oklahoma’s defense probably gives the ball back to the offense in better field position so it might be easier to score. Their special teams are probably better too. Swap Riley for Dawson and we might be saying the same thing about how great it would have been to have Dawson here instead of Riley.



    • Mixxy
      2:38 pm November 2, 2015 Permalink

      They don’t play a lot of defense in the Big 12, you know…



    • CatsBy80
      2:45 pm November 2, 2015 Permalink

      I clearly stated that I know the style of play is different in the two leagues… I’m just saying, it would’ve been nice to have someone who could increase the offense, instead of decrease the offense like we have right now. Again, I’m not advocating for a change, but those stats don’t lie… But I’ll tell you what else doesn’t lie: the stats that prove that our offense has regressed. That’s all I’m saying.



    • Mathlete
      3:25 pm November 2, 2015 Permalink

      We’re also looking at a stable of freshman and sophomore receivers who can’t seem to catch vs Oklahoma’s years-long string of 4 and 5 star recruits. We’re better every year since Stoops got here (even if the last couple of games have been duds).



  10. What the hello
    2:40 pm November 2, 2015 Permalink

    Great coaches adjust weekly, poor coaches make excuses.

    Stoops free ride should be over. It would be at any other school, but not at Kentucky. Stoop’s special teams had a run back for a TD on a punt, and also had a run back for a TD on a kick off. Really!!!!
    His offense had 2 total yards at the end of the first quarter. Really!!!

    The only thing I see that Stoops is good at is cussing at referees the entire game, awesome coaching for young kids watching the games. Stop cussing and accept your fate Stoops. You look like a m*ron on the sidelines. While you’re not from Kentucky, you represent the Commonwealth. Cuss at yourself.



    • Special teams
      2:43 pm November 2, 2015 Permalink

      Special teams – Least we remember the 8 players on the field when Mississippi State punted two weeks ago. I say out of control fits.



    • Chris
      3:13 pm November 2, 2015 Permalink

      Agree, you could maybe forgive having 10 or 12 players on the field, but having only 8 on the field clearly shows that most of the coaching staff isn’t really even paying attention!



  11. bluetwo2
    2:42 pm November 2, 2015 Permalink

    What exactly is low-hanging, line drive punt? I have seen low line drive and high hanging punts but never have I heard a punt referred to as a low hanging line drive punt until now. UK needs a special team coach. Its not just the returned kicks but special teams need full time attention to be successful. There has been issues at that corner spot all season. Why has it taken this long to make a move?



  12. bluehappypappy
    2:42 pm November 2, 2015 Permalink

    Stoops will get things turned around here. If Baylor and TCU can get it done with recruiting classes ranking in the 40’s+ then I know Kentucky can.



    • BluKoolAid
      2:56 pm November 2, 2015 Permalink

      Again you are forgetting about something called “coaching.”



  13. Dave R.
    2:52 pm November 2, 2015 Permalink

    Every generation it seems has a false sense of optimism when it comes to UK football. Not that I want appear negative but I have been conditioned for the last 50+ years to expect mediocrity. Eventually the program just beats you down… All the “wait till next year” talk never changes. Let’s just move on to men’s basketball .



    • Booby Petrino
      3:10 pm November 2, 2015 Permalink

      I like women’s basketball too. May I please have your permission to cheer for them?



  14. Just saying
    2:55 pm November 2, 2015 Permalink

    So after eight games in the season Coach stoops thinks our defense, offense, special-teams and basic fundamentals need to significantly improve. Hmmmm



  15. Chris
    3:06 pm November 2, 2015 Permalink

    To those of you saying Stoops is the right man for the job, what exactly has he and his staff done (except for recruiting) that leads you to believe this? I’m not saying he needs to be fired immediately, but it’s very easy to see that we are not a well coached team on both sides of the ball and we have actually regressed from last year. It may appear that we have progressed only because our schedule ended up being much easier than anyone thought at the beginning of the year, but also last year’s team at the least took care of business against the cupcakes while this year’s team was one play away from losing to ULL and EKU.



  16. Mc
    3:07 pm November 2, 2015 Permalink

    This is poorly written. It’s obvious that she doesn’t know a whole lot about football. It’s not as bad as Courtney Hessler’s, but it’s close.



  17. Wildcat Mafia
    3:10 pm November 2, 2015 Permalink

    Just need to pull there big girl panties up boys…. playing like a bunch of girls!!!!!!



  18. CatsBy80
    3:14 pm November 2, 2015 Permalink

    Why not try King as a punt returner? He is fast, explosive, and appeared to be pretty elusive against Mississippi State, albeit for the 6 minutes he played… Better than what Timmons has shown in his 3 years here so far.



    • Mathlete
      3:28 pm November 2, 2015 Permalink

      King is back as the punt returner (and one of the kick returners) already. Timmons would have been a great corner; he has all the physical tools of a solid WR except a consistent ability to catch (which isn’t all that important as a CB).



    • CatsBy80
      4:36 pm November 2, 2015 Permalink

      Tennessee punted twice on Saturday night. Both punts were caught by Timmons. So no, King is not back as the punt returner… I know he is on kickoffs, that is why I don’t understand why he doesn’t take punts, too… I agree that Timmons would’ve made a better corner than a receiver.



    • CatsBy80
      4:41 pm November 2, 2015 Permalink

      as a matter of fact, King has not returned a punt the entire season. not sure what you’re watching, but you are clearly mistaken on this point.



    • leftygilmore
      6:39 pm November 2, 2015 Permalink

      Timmons should be removed from Punt Return and moved to KR.



  19. Poppschmidty
    3:17 pm November 2, 2015 Permalink

    Lord, you have to give Stoops more than 3 years. I say after year 5 we can look and then see how the program is at that point. We gave Brooks plenty of time to prove himself, and he did! I was one of the people calling for his job quickly (maybe because I was butthurt after the way Guy Morris’ situation went down), but Coach proved me wrong. Joker didn’t get the free pass because those were his kids and recruits. Give Stoops time, it’ll be fine.



    • Mathlete
      3:37 pm November 2, 2015 Permalink

      Maybe UNC football should be forced to hire Joker and his staff for a minimum of 5 years as punishment for their academic violations? Joker’s tenure was nearly a death penalty in its own right.

      Year 3 was a tough year for Brooks et al, but the last part of that season was also when things started to turn around. If UK makes a bowl game this year (with games at Charlotte and Vandy still on the schedule, we *should*) it actually puts Stoops ahead of Brooks by a year in terms of benchmarks.

      We’re still bringing in quality players at a high level, we’re still winning or competing in games (except these last 2 clunkers), and we still have a shot at a bowl with a very young team and coaching staff. All things considered, things could still be a lot worse than they are (even though no one is pleased with the effort level of late).



    • inside info2
      3:53 pm November 2, 2015 Permalink

      I agree with your points in general. However, the coaching ability of this staff is suspect. There are way too many blunders with clock management. It has not improved, and may have gotten worse this year.

      I also question player development. Towels has not gotten any better after 3 years, and that is after spending a summer or two with a 3rd party expert. Elam has not improved at all (although to be fair, this has as much to do with his attitude as anything). I am not sure I can name more than an handful of players that have improved over 3 years in the program.

      It’s a moot point though. Even if we lose the rest of the games this year, Stoops will not be fired. Unless we win less than 5 games next year he will not be fired. You can thank Barnhart and the too early contract extensions for that.

      I am not convinced that things will be fine. There has been little improvement in any areas other than recruiting. I want to consistently win 7 or 8 games a year, not get blown out at home, and go to a decent bowl game each year. I don’t think that is expecting too much at UK.



    • Poppschmidty
      4:53 pm November 2, 2015 Permalink

      I really like both of these responses. UNC should have to hire Joker and Billy G. along with the ghost of Eddie Sutton (albeit still alive). The Cats will be fine, today’s world is a “results now” kind of place and it takes time to build a program; especially after what was left when Joker’s run was done. Go Cats!



  20. Bill Baker
    3:20 pm November 2, 2015 Permalink

    I have been watching UK Football for longer than most of you have been alive. Clue, Hershel Turner and I are friends. One obvious sign of good coaching is the team shows improvement as the season goes forward. We now are in the second season where that hasn’t happened. Beating Vanderbilt and Charlotte will prove nothing.



    • UKBlue!
      4:03 pm November 2, 2015 Permalink

      I agree. I was not impressed with the 2-10 record his first year. I thought we should have won at least 1 or 2 more. Last year the six game losing streak, I chalked up to youth, depth, etc. Two of our wins are bad. Both of the EKU LLF games we could have lost. Two wins are still on the schedule but I think we will find a way to lose. If we finish 4-8 or 5-7, I think he has to go. I just can’t see how Barnhart can bring him back with the schedule UK is playing next year. We drop AU and pick up Alabama. In the non-conference portion of the schedule UK plays UL and Southern Miss.



  21. The Professor
    3:20 pm November 2, 2015 Permalink

    I know the writing on the site has grown increasingly worse but this line, “Special teams struggled on Saturday, which we have not really seen this season.” is laughable. Our kickoff coverage ranks 108th and our punt return defense ranks 118th. We rank 89th oi returning kicks.Add to that the constant substitution confusion and the lack of coaching becomes very evident.



  22. Dallas Cat Fan
    3:24 pm November 2, 2015 Permalink

    I generally support Coach Stoops but I am very disappointed in the performance of the team over the past several weeks. For that, I must hold him responsible. I believe he needs new offensive and defensive coordinators, new offensive and defensive line coaches, and a special teams coach. I believe UK should keep Stoops, if possible, for at least one more year. If some other school wants to hire him, then so be it. I would be surprised if other schools are really interested in hiring Stoops at this very moment for more than he is making at UK.



  23. Beavis
    3:25 pm November 2, 2015 Permalink

    Nice post there Kindsey. Stoops has a real talent for stating the obvious. Don’t want to relive the game Saturday just tell us what you are going to do to fix this damn team. You tell us the players that produce will get on the field, well then you need to kick the ones that are not producing to the curb. Start with the QB.



    • Mathlete
      3:39 pm November 2, 2015 Permalink

      WRs are as much to blame for Towles’ struggles as he is. So many dropped passes… if they’re still doing push ups for every drop, their arms will fall off.



    • inside info2
      3:57 pm November 2, 2015 Permalink

      Mathlete — it is 50% dropped passes and 50% un-catchable passes. And I bet 20-30% of the dropped passes are because Towels has no idea how to finesse a throw when needed.

      I wish Philips was healthy. He was smart and could make accurate throws. That would have made the difference in 2 of our losses this year.



    • android guy
      4:13 pm November 2, 2015 Permalink

      If a WR needs a ball finessed, then he needs to be playing in the Lingerie Bowl instead of the SEC. The QBs job is to deliver a ball quickly and on-target. It’s the WRs job to catch it, even if it is a bullet.

      One throw Mumme used to use that I would like to see UK try when in the Red Zone is to “drop it in the bucket” as Mumme used to call it. Drop it in the corner of the end zone so that it falls right in the receivers hands before he goes out of bounds. If it’s thrown right, it is impossible to defend.



    • just saying
      5:03 pm November 2, 2015 Permalink

      Towles is very inaccurate. Even throws that he makes, the pass itself is either high or behind the receiver, causing them to catch with their hands. Watch the game, most of the catches are great catches and much less are great throws. Now, the WRs are responsible to catch the ball, but as much of the dropped passes falls on the fact the ball is thrown hard AND off-target. Its much easier to catch a hard pass when it hits the numbers, than it is when it hits the hands.

      Towles has a wind-up throw allowing defenders a jump on the receiver, and it causes the pass to typically be late and behind the intended route. THIS is what Towles worked on all off-season, but it actually seems to be worse this year



    • Give me a break!
      6:36 pm November 2, 2015 Permalink

      Give it a rest on our WRs! Tennessee’s receivers had just as many drops as ours did. Pretty much every game I watched on Saturday, which were several, included dropped passes by WRs (including teams in the top 10). It’s just part of the game. Our WRs have made many more spectacular catches, and Towles has had many more inaccurate throws, than we’ve had drops. These are the best WRs we’ve had in a very long time, and without them we would not have won even one game this season.



  24. leftygilmore
    6:26 pm November 2, 2015 Permalink

    Towles needs to be benched. He lacks technique (i.e. happy feet) and he has not progressed with his reads. He’s often complacent and that leads to sacks or poor throws.

    The receivers cannot catch, either from bad passes coming from Towles or just bad hands.

    D-line is horrible, the injury to the star on that line has proven to be big. UK Does not have a pass rush with 4 people coming. UK has to blitz

    O-Line is doing an okay job with the run, well a pretty good job. Pass protection is 6/10.

    Ryan Timmons is awful.

    Listen, Joker Philips put UK back 5-7 years with all those horrid recruiting classes. We are getting hte players just not enough to have good backup players.

    TN, GA, FL, Miss St, etc, they still just have better athletes.



  25. Mike Shane
    8:11 pm November 2, 2015 Permalink

    If you honestly think Barker or Phillips would have a better record starting the past 8 games then you need to seriously be checked in the head. I have never seen a worse route runner in my entire life than Dorian Baker, Matt Elam is a waste of a God given body, and our offensive line couldn’t stop a pig in a 2 foot alley.

    Now back to Towles, you have a kid here who absolutely bleeds blue! He has given everything he has into this program and you all are ready to crucify him when what UK is 4-4??? We will likely end the season 7-5 and head to a very winnable bowl game. How many 7 win seasons has UK had in the past 20 years? you can count them on one hand!!! Be careful what you say about Towles because if I were him Id leave after this year and head to a team that could get me ready for the NFL! (Remember he graduates this year and can pull a Russel Wilson on you all!)



    • Beavis
      8:52 pm November 2, 2015 Permalink

      Mike, did you watch the last three games ? Head check, maybe you should have your eyes checked. 7 and 5, I like your optimism but please. As far as Towles, even programs like LSU and Alabama will replace their QB when he is not performing. Don’t know if Barker or Phillips could do any worse. I like Towles and it is nice that he bleeds blue but that is not winning ball games.



  26. Tommycatsfan
    8:55 pm November 2, 2015 Permalink

    Kentucky sucks at football and will always be the doormat of the SEC. Slice and dice it all you want. Stoops is the most overpaid man on earth. He is like 10-30 and gets a raise every two weeks and is clueless. Why does DJ Elliot still have a job. I drank the Koolaid like all you tools. I’m finding a better use of my time and money than to throw it away on this garbage. 90 teams will go to a bowl. We won’t. And if we do go to some garbage bowl, who cares? But we are bigger, stronger, etc…. and have been for the last 30 years. F*ck me for being so gullible.



    • Feeling Mild Wildcat
      5:38 am November 3, 2015 Permalink

      Yes!



  27. Cayts
    10:59 pm November 2, 2015 Permalink

    Once again, another post by this writer full of misspellings, missing words, nonsense analysis, etc. Keep posting this stuff Drew and Tyler…Matt takes his mitts off and the quality takes a nose dive.



  28. Feeling Mild Wildcat
    5:33 am November 3, 2015 Permalink

    “The team must play better in critical situations?”

    “Special teams must execute better?”

    What the?! Thanks for that depth of analysis! Whew! I feel a whole lot better about it now!

    “I am 100% behind what we’re doing on special teams.” What?! Yeah, you’re behind on special teams.

    Seems like Stoops has one insightful answer to all questions about football success: SPEND MORE SO I CAN RECRUIT BETTER THREE STAR PLAYERS–maybe even four stars who might work out and stay here. I DONT REMEMBER RICH BROOKS NEEDING UK TO BUILD AN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ON CAMPUS IN ORDER TO WIN GAMES.