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LIVE: Mark Stoops’ pre-Eastern Michigan press conference

Mark Stoops is about to meet with reporters to discuss Kentucky’s win over Toledo and look ahead to Saturday’s game vs. Eastern Michigan. Watch below courtesy of KyWildcatsTV:

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9 Comments for LIVE: Mark Stoops’ pre-Eastern Michigan press conference



  1. notFromhere
    1:15 pm September 2, 2019 Permalink

    Re-watched the game for the 2nd time.

    Chris Oats
    1. still made contact to the shoulder with his shoulder, not the helmet.
    2. was in the motion and aimed at his hips before the slide had begun.
    3. had no ability to stop that motion.
    4. the helmet came off because of the follow through where Oats came over the top. It had nothing to do with any voluntary action by Oats.



    • ClutchCargo
      1:40 pm September 2, 2019 Permalink

      Targeting doesn’t require helmet to helmet contact, even though there was in this case. You can lead with your shoulder and get the same call. However, the ” taking aim at an opponent for purposes
      of attacking with forcible contact that goes beyond making a legal tackle or a
      legal block or playing the ball” aspect is missing here. The rules are supposed to be more clear cut this year to reduce the number of targeting penalties, but I don’t think this crew got the memo.



    • notFromhere
      4:15 pm September 2, 2019 Permalink

      No. There wasn’t. From every angle it is the shoulder pads that made the helmet jerk, not helmet to helmet. Watched it more than 10 times. Helmet came off because the pads were pushed up into the helmet. Agree that this crew missed the memo. There was no consistency much less accuracy.



  2. notFromhere
    1:16 pm September 2, 2019 Permalink

    Still a poor call and gutless “confirmation of the call on the field”



    • runningunnin.454
      1:55 pm September 2, 2019 Permalink

      Agree; and I don’t like the disqualification unless there’s an obvious willful intent. In most targeting calls, the defender aims at the chest, and the ball carrier instinctively lowers his head, creating the helmet to helmet contact.
      In this case, the QB started the slide late, and the call should have been overturned.



    • notFromhere
      4:16 pm September 2, 2019 Permalink

      Agreed



  3. notFromhere
    1:29 pm September 2, 2019 Permalink

    And stinchcomb is clueless



    • ClutchCargo
      1:41 pm September 2, 2019 Permalink

      Which reminds me, I cringed a little bit harder each time his colleagues called him “Stinch.” lol



    • notFromhere
      4:18 pm September 2, 2019 Permalink

      He actually misses on almost every call from the first drive of the game. Of course, so did whoever runs the KSR blog. They deleted all but 3 comments I posted, but linked tweets that said the same thing 5-10 min later. It’s the most ridiculous manner alright