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I have some questions.

As I sit here waiting for Mark Stoops’ post-loss press conference, I have a few questions. If you can answer any of them, I’d really appreciate it. Thank you.

 

How do you dominate the time of possession (over 41 minutes with the football) and lose?

How do you run 71 plays to your opponent’s 46 and lose?

How do you rush for 302 yards and lose?

Didn’t UK have two weeks to prepare for a not-good team?

Why the hell did they punt on 4th and 1 with the ball on Tennessee’s side of the field and only 25 seconds on the clock before halftime? Don’t they know the clock stops if you pick up ONE yard? Didn’t they know it was extremely unlikely Tennessee would score in 20 seconds if the 4th down try got stopped? Who punts in that situation????

Why the 38-yard bomb on 4th and 3? That is when you decide to launch one?

What is targeting? I still don’t know.

Remember when Tennessee lost to Georgia State at home?

What did Kentucky do to deserve this backup QB curse that was placed upon the program? Is something buried under the field?

Is Sawyer Smith still on the team? Where was he in the second half? If he still has an arm attached to his body, why not give it a try?

Is the game in overtime right now if Chance Poore doesn’t miss the extra point? I think so.

Can UK stop scheduling Tennessee?

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

66 Comments for I have some questions.



  1. ccrab1984
    11:34 pm November 9, 2019 Permalink

    Sounds like you feel kinda like me right now



    • Looother
      12:10 am November 10, 2019 Permalink

      All valid questions, Drew…



    • Bluenblood
      3:40 pm November 10, 2019 Permalink

      Coaches are supposed to win these games and, like Florida, they failed their players and fans again. It really sucks to watch this ….



  2. FunkyMonkey
    11:34 pm November 9, 2019 Permalink

    Damn I want answers to these too,… Stoops will just say the Coaches gotta do better, yada, yada,… it’s all you get these days for $5 million a year.



    • dcforuk
      12:35 am November 10, 2019 Permalink

      Here is one answer. Didn’t the extra point get blocked? It was not “missed”. It was “blocked”.



    • Soylentbeans
      11:00 am November 10, 2019 Permalink

      Damn you pay stoops 5 million for answers?



    • pteac13
      12:55 pm November 10, 2019 Permalink

      Drew, you hit all the points that went through my head. We simply do not have a good game coach…



  3. jaw2152
    11:34 pm November 9, 2019 Permalink

    Can’t win too many games without a true QB in the game. Head scratcher for sure.



    • Looother
      12:11 am November 10, 2019 Permalink

      Agree…



    • dcforuk
      12:37 am November 10, 2019 Permalink

      Best chance to win is with Lynn. Sawyer should get some reps against UT Martin but a tight UT game is a decision of preference and not right or wrong. I have zero problem with that preference.



    • Matt10
      7:50 am November 10, 2019 Permalink

      No, no, no. Lynn is great but makes the team one dimensional. That doesn’t work very often.



    • catfanmike
      10:08 am November 10, 2019 Permalink

      We moved the ball all the way down the field on the first series, but never moved it much after that. The second td came after a short field from the blocked punt. Could they have worked Sawyer in before the half. Surely there was some kind of opportunity in the second quarter. I don’t think anyone would have faulted him for trying Sawyer at some point. He was good enough to start and play reasonably well in the Florida game!!! He was 23-35 267 yds and 3 tds. He had 3 int’s, but 1 was at end of game. Not bad for 1st game as starter. Where the hell is he?????



  4. StuckinFL UKFAN
    11:34 pm November 9, 2019 Permalink

    Do yourself a favor and don’t listen to Stoops post game comments…. especially when asked about Sawyer.



  5. Righteous1
    11:36 pm November 9, 2019 Permalink

    Simple answer: This was part of Stoops plan to be eliminated from the FSU coaching job.



  6. CrocodileRunge
    11:37 pm November 9, 2019 Permalink

    We’ve now rushed over 300 yards in a loss to Tennessee twice in the past 4 years



  7. Dolla Bill
    11:39 pm November 9, 2019 Permalink

    Amen



  8. BigBlue4Three
    11:40 pm November 9, 2019 Permalink

    Because Stoops is a complete idiot. Horrible coach !!



    • dcforuk
      12:41 am November 10, 2019 Permalink

      Horrible blog comment. You should not have a space before your exclamation marks. You are a complete idiot!!



    • Trueblue44
      2:44 am November 10, 2019 Permalink

      I’m assuming you could lead Kentucky football to 10 wins? If not, gtfo



  9. Jpcat15
    11:40 pm November 9, 2019 Permalink

    Coaching staff was terrible. Had 2 weeks to prepare and couldn’t figure out how to complete a pass? Sawyer Smith must be really bad if he can’t get on the field. You can’t win in 2019 without a passing game. The punt at the end of the 1st half was beyond stupid. The 4th and 3 play had about a 10% chance of working. I can’t watch another boring football game without the threat of completing a pass. I’m as disgusted as I have ever been with the program. How do we play in the SEC and not have someone that can complete a pass. Lynn is an awesome player, but he is not a QB. He needs to touch the ball a ton but not as a QB.



    • makeitstop
      11:42 pm November 9, 2019 Permalink

      And seriously if all the quarterbacks are so bad that your only option is your wide receiver, who’s fault is that? I mean we didn’t recruit them right?



    • RAGE
      11:49 pm November 9, 2019 Permalink

      Exactly!!! This is on Stoops 110%.. Especially Walker Wood who has been on the campus for a couple of seasons and he still ain’t ready???And the freshmen we brought in this season also… I mean true freshmen are playing every where and doing pretty good in some situations… I mean this is a joke.. If they ain’t good enough to play then it is on him for recruiting them



    • dcforuk
      12:42 am November 10, 2019 Permalink

      Whose fault is a hurricane or a tornado or injuries or grad transfers etc? It is God’s fault right?



    • trumpetguy
      1:42 am November 10, 2019 Permalink

      Think last few comments about passing game was it was raining,, remember! Did everyone not see the pass which was under thrown by 10 feet and almost returned for a PICK 6? Hard to watch anymore…..



  10. makeitstop
    11:41 pm November 9, 2019 Permalink

    All great questions Jack. I wish we could help. Best advice I have is get ready for Evansville, don’t buy season tickets for football ever again, and pray to God that Mark stoops takes his entire coaching staff to Florida state so that we can start over bc as much as I like a couple of these guys, Stoops can’t find his rear end with both hands and a sonar device so it doesn’t matter who’s on his staff, he cannot win consistently in this league maybe he will fare better in the ACC… we can only hope.



    • dcforuk
      12:33 am November 10, 2019 Permalink

      Make that talk stop sil vous plait!



    • Soylentbeans
      11:06 am November 10, 2019 Permalink

      Yeah we can totally find a coach to win 10 games at UK. we have had so many coach claim this feat in the last 60 years.



  11. SCOTTdavis12
    11:43 pm November 9, 2019 Permalink

    Because our offense runs one play and one play only



  12. Collie
    11:45 pm November 9, 2019 Permalink

    The simple answer to most of your questions is Eddie gran……



  13. Larkin123
    11:46 pm November 9, 2019 Permalink

    The field gets compact and Defense has been easier time. While we do the same thing. Anything that deviates off script won’t work anyway because Stoops has to when a certain way.



  14. BBNJustin
    11:49 pm November 9, 2019 Permalink

    Perfect article



  15. gasman01
    11:51 pm November 9, 2019 Permalink

    Tenn did everything possible to give us the game and still couldn’t do it.



  16. 4everUKBlue
    11:51 pm November 9, 2019 Permalink

    Drew, let me know if you get answers to those questions, I’d like to hear the answers too.



  17. W F Reserve
    11:54 pm November 9, 2019 Permalink

    And you will keep asking those questions until our coaches grow a pair and start playing to win.



  18. Jesus H. Chrysler
    11:55 pm November 9, 2019 Permalink

    Same. Old. Kentucky.



  19. Le Docteur
    11:56 pm November 9, 2019 Permalink

    Maybe this game will help Stoops realize that you cannot win in the SEC unless you are able to throw for more than 25 yards in a game. He clearly thinks he can. He thinks this is 1950.



  20. jbcats1971
    11:59 pm November 9, 2019 Permalink

    Because as bad as they have been, they are Tennessee and we are Kentucky



  21. KYCat4EVER
    12:00 am November 10, 2019 Permalink

    Great set of Questions Drew, BUT…You forgot the most important question.

    How are Kentucky Football Fans supposed to believe in your coaching abilities enough to want you and your staff back in Lexington next year?

    GO BIG BLUE



    • Soylentbeans
      11:11 am November 10, 2019 Permalink

      Because we won 10 games last year. Will likely go bowling this year and have 1 hell of a class coming in next year. If you didnt expect a step back this year after losing like 17 players last year you should have after our starting qb went down for the season.



  22. cmelvin
    12:03 am November 10, 2019 Permalink

    We have Wagner a 6’7 receiver and TN tallest defender is 5’11 and we didn’t try one time a pass to him in the end zone. TERRIBLE Eddie Gran just Terrible.



    • Bluehender
      12:26 am November 10, 2019 Permalink

      I thought I heard them say he was out with an injury



  23. runningunnin.454
    12:11 am November 10, 2019 Permalink

    UT tried to give us the game…but we didn’t want it.
    But, let’s be sure to laugh at UT all next season, too. We can start now, ha ha ha ha ha.



  24. UKCatAttack
    12:22 am November 10, 2019 Permalink

    $5 million to suck at your job. Sign me up. And apparently Florida State wants him. They can have him. Please.



  25. TheHalloWay
    12:22 am November 10, 2019 Permalink

    Just look at the stats for QB sneaks for 3rd and 1… And then separately 4th and 1… Now image you have two plays to get 1 yard…what should you do?



  26. JASUN74
    12:33 am November 10, 2019 Permalink

    I watched the presser, but I didn’t hear anyone ask any of these questions! Is everyone scared to ask him a real question? Lol. Serious question! You should make a list for him and ask him Monday when he has another one.



  27. dcforuk
    12:46 am November 10, 2019 Permalink

    One of those questions was asked at halftime by the reporters.



  28. Lip Man 1
    1:04 am November 10, 2019 Permalink

    Drew: How do you…yadda, yadda, yadda?

    Simple it’s KENTUCKY FOOTBALL.

    It speaks for itself.

    Now forget about it and start devoting all your time to the #1 basketball team in the nation.

    Kentucky is Kentucky in football, period. End of story.

    No sense is crying over it, it is what it is with this football program.

    They were bad in the past, bad in the present and will be bad in the future. They may have a fluke season every decade or so (like last year) but they’ll never be a consistent second tied SEC program.



    • hoboat33
      4:28 pm November 11, 2019 Permalink

      Seriously?
      Please stay away from UK football next year. You’ll not be invited onto the bandwagon.



  29. Kendrick
    1:18 am November 10, 2019 Permalink

    Let’s keep doing the same thing and expect a different result



  30. Trueblue44
    2:21 am November 10, 2019 Permalink

    So, our starting QB and leader goes down, Rose decides to tiptoe thru 2019 and Kash decides to forget how to cover, tackle and contain….and it’s on the coaches? Sorry guys, I’ve blasted them in the past but Smith is simply not good. Bowden or Walker Wood……hmm that’s not a hard choice, we’ve all seen what a playmaker Bowden is. Anyone who thought 2019 was NOT going to fall back is honestly just not being sensible. We lost way too much, then the injury, then lack of growth by Brown and the secondary on D…..it will be fine next year setting up for a monster 2021. Excuse me if I’m pleased with our program being LIGHT YEARS ahead of where it was prior to Stoops. Bash all you want, but keep that shit away from the players and recruits



    • bkeith75
      3:03 am November 10, 2019 Permalink

      Amen brother!



    • Jester
      11:40 am November 10, 2019 Permalink

      Trueblue44 it’s fans like you and your lack of football knowledge that make me shake my head. We lost players last year, not coaches. So tell me, why are these coaches not improving? Why is Eddie Gran drawing up plays like a 5th grade kid? Is he a bad OC? Or does Stoops keep his thumb on Gran and not let him do what he is supposed to do? When your coaching staff absolutely refuses to make any adjustments in-game, that is not the result of losing a lot of players last year, that is a coaching problem.



  31. dukeisking
    7:43 am November 10, 2019 Permalink

    If Tennessee is a not so good team then what is Uk? A not so good team that I has 4 wins and 5 LOSSES!!!!!!



  32. mardi.mar
    7:57 am November 10, 2019 Permalink

    Lets stand behind this team!



  33. Hatchet
    7:59 am November 10, 2019 Permalink

    Get ready everyone, I predict we get beat at Vandy. And what has happened to Kash have they neutured him.



  34. Matt10
    8:07 am November 10, 2019 Permalink

    the players make some of the worst decisions and I guess it’s because they don’t have a Nick Saban type breathing down their necks expecting perfection every practice and every play. The blocked extra point was a lazy blocking assignment. Just didn’t take his assignment seriously. The bomb on 4th and 3, another terrible decision.
    Then we have terrible coaching decisions, the punt at the end of the half being one of the dumbest I have ever seen. You go for the throat there and try to get at least 3 more points!!! If you get beat you get beat while being aggressive!!! One dimensional football is rarely successful. Lynn is spectacular but he is NOT a qb!
    Just a pathetic coaching job not to win this game.



  35. BlueBanker18
    8:19 am November 10, 2019 Permalink

    Most of your questions can be answered by the following statement: Our coaching staff are out of their freakin’ minds.



  36. WKY Cat
    9:57 am November 10, 2019 Permalink

    One answer: poor coaching



  37. BLUEDOUG65
    10:01 am November 10, 2019 Permalink

    All valid points . This is on the coaches



  38. shelby3605
    10:16 am November 10, 2019 Permalink

    The answer to the 1st two questions are because lynn bowden CANNOT pass; he’s a wide receiver, not a QB. Nothing wrong with punting on 4th and 1. We get stopped and UT is close to midfield with a QB who CAN pass. Even if we get the 1st down do u really think we can score in that situation? This has nothing to do with the outcome. If lynn starts at QB next week, i may have to find something else to do; I can’t watch a team run the wildcat formation for an entire game.



    • lizzyuk
      11:29 am November 10, 2019 Permalink

      I HAVE SOME QUESTIONS:
      -How do you have a valid pass attack when you don’t have a true QB?
      -Who do you throw to when your top 2 receivers are out due to injury (Wagner and Oliver) and your third is playing QB (Bowden)?
      -Is it the coaches jobs to put players in a position to be successful, or actually execute the plays?

      Look, we’re all frustrated, but Gran called a helluva game and if we punch it in from 1 yard out there at the end we’re all talking about what a great game plan it was to play to our strengths with the ground game. Unlike crazed fans, the coaches look at the stats and know we win 99/100 times when we possess the ball for over 35 mins and rush for over 300yds…you do that by running the ball and riding our best player (Bowden) as far as he can take us.

      The players put it all on the field and if Bowden puts a little more on that pass to the TE that was intercepted, we get a TD and we can ice the game at the end. At LEAST 2 of UT’s big plays/touchdowns were bc KASH DANIEL was completely out of position.

      If you wanna blame the coaches, blame them for playing Kash on 3rd and long at the end when we needed a stop or for even playing him at all at this point bc he’s constantly out of position. Blame the coaches for not having a valid 4th string backup QB or SEC-caliber receivers. Hell blame them for running a boring offense if you would rather go back to losing 8 games a year with the Air Raid.

      But don’t attack the coaches or players when you don’t even know who is and isn’t injured. Some of y’all are ignorant and need to stay off the message boards until you do some research. This is one of those years where an obnoxious amount of key players have gotten injured and the fact that we’ve even been competitive with UF, UGA, and UT (still a solid SEC team despite their record) is a credit to the coaching staff.

      Unless y’all wanna go back to losing 76-0 again to half the teams in the SEC and consistently losing to cupcake teams as well…?



  39. Bbngr8ness
    11:13 am November 10, 2019 Permalink

    Stoops lost on purpose. To keep his name out of the running for the fla st job



  40. CopenhagenCat
    12:40 pm November 10, 2019 Permalink

    Sawyer should have played some in the game. Terrible coaching always to conservative



  41. kuhlkat
    12:55 pm November 10, 2019 Permalink

    It was a fun experiment but Sawyer needs to take over. Lynn can’t pass.