Entering Kentucky’s road trip to Tuscaloosa, all of the talk has been about the top-ranked Crimson Tide. Frankly, Quinton Bohanna is sick and tired of hearing about how great Alabama is.
“All week we’re hearing, ‘it’s Bama.’ I think when you gotta go against Quinton Bohanna and Josh Paschal and Phil Hoskins, those are three hell of a players too,” said the UK senior nose guard. “I’m kind of tired of hearing they’re good players. Of course they’re good players, but shit, excuse my language, but we have good players too.”
Bohanna is not trying to provide Nick Saban’s squad with some bulletin board material. A week after the SEC’s once top-ranked scoring defense surrendered 35 points to Vanderbilt, this defense is ready to prove they are better than what they showed the last time they were on the field.
“I think it’s a great opportunity to go up against a good team and show that we’re a good defense,” Bohanna said. “I know their offense; they’re explosive and I don’t think they’ve put up under 35 points this whole season, so we just want to go out and show we’re a good defense and can play with anybody in the country. This is the perfect opportunity.”
While most in the fanbase may look like deer in headlights ahead of Kentucky’s daunting matchup with Alabama, the Wildcats are entering this game with exactly what they need to pull off an improbable upset, confidence.
“It’s human nature to have a little extra pep in your step (against the No. 1 team),” said Bohanna. “It’s a new opponent and it’s the best opponent. We’re ready to go I think.”