The Kentucky football team is in uncharted territory.
Entering Saturday’s game against Florida, Kentucky is undefeated. A win would put them at the top of the SEC through four games. While fans dream of seeing their Wildcats atop the SEC East, Florida head coach Jim McElwain believes that dream could become a reality.
“I know you guys take it as coach-speech, but Kentucky’s a team in the driver’s seat because they’re playing at home and they’re undefeated in the East,” McElwain said on today’s SEC teleconference.
That wasn’t the only praise he dished out for the Wildcats.
“Since I’ve been here it’s the most complete team they’ve had. They’re probably playing as good as any team in the SEC. They’re playing with confidence, doing a great job with their quarterback. He knows what to do, how to do it, and they’re really doing a great job on defense forcing you to become one-dimensional.”
McElwain is anxious to see how his team responds on the road after the emotional last-minute victory over Tennessee.
“Really looking forward to kind of seeing a little more about ourselves. Obviously, the early part of our season’s been a little bit of an emotional roller coaster for us, the way last game ended and all that kind of stuff. Now the fun part comes where you’re able to go play at a sold out arena on the road and kind of find out who you are a little bit. Our guys are looking forward to it.”
One player may not have the opportunity to respond on the field right away. Duke Dawson has two interceptions in the Gators’ two games, one for a touchdown, but was sidelined with a concussion against Tennessee. Dawson Tweeted that he’ll be able to play on Saturday but McElwain said, “we’ll see,” if the defensive back can pass concussion protocol.