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Four Leftovers From Football Practice

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Bouncing Back

The way Kentucky loss to Georgia was brutal.  The game played out like many of the previous games, except the Cats didn’t close the game down the stretch.

“We’ve made some mistakes and we overcame them.  This time we didn’t and we had our opportunity.  That’s what’s frustrating,” Eddie Gran said after today’s practice.

Once they hit the practice field, things returned to normal, but not just normal.  They practiced exceptionally well, reenergized to take on Tennessee.

“They came back today and had a fantastic practice,” Gran said.  “I’m fired up.  Can’t wait.”

Stephen Johnson has Big Eyes

Stephen Johnson loves to air it out deep to Jeff Badet.  If he’s one on-on-one, it’s even better.  His eyes immediately light up.  “I think my eyes get huge anyway,” Johnson laughed.  “I just got really big eyes.”

Eddie Gran is Not a Stats Guy

The Tennessee defense gives up 191 rush yards per game, but that doesn’t matter to Eddie Gran.  He probably didn’t even know until it was brought up today.

“You know, I don’t look at very many statistics,” Gran said.  “I do look at the turnovers, how they’re getting turnovers and what they’re doing.  Who the person is (getting) tackles for loss, who’s the guy making sacks, and those guys making tackles because those guys can be game-wreckers.”

No word on if he’s more of a saber metrics guy.

1984 Was a Long Time Ago

That was the last time Kentucky beat Tennessee at Neyland Stadium.  Garrett “Juice” Johnson was unaware of that statistic until today.  His eyes widened with disbelief.

“That’s been some time,” Juice said.  “I’m glad you said that.  It just added a little motivation to it.”  Born in 1995, Juice hopes to change things on Saturday.  “We gotta shake those things up and get this win.”

Article written by Nick Roush

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