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Stoops doesn’t want to see any pregame scuffling

Heading in to the season finale against Louisville, the script feels very familiar; the Cats must beat the Cards to clinch bowl eligibility. Despite the similarities to last year’s game, Mark Stoops want to make one thing clear: he will not tolerate any pregame scuffling from his squad this go around.

“No, we’ve got to just focus on playing football really,” Stoops said when asked about last year’s tussle between teams during warmups. “Really not looking forward to any of that to be honest with you.”

Stoops said he plans to talk to his team about keeping their emotions in check.

“I will. I definitely don’t want any part in that. We don’t need to do that. We need to worry about playing football, and I will talk to the team about that. It’s about execution.”

“It’s about controlling those emotions and executing,” he said. “Last year, some of those emotions really hurt us. When we score a touchdown and we have some guys who aren’t normally on the sidelines run out on the field and get a 15-yard penalty and that kind of stuff we can’t have.”

Got it, boys? None of this:

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8 Comments for Stoops doesn’t want to see any pregame scuffling



  1. Bluebloodtoo
    1:03 pm November 23, 2015 Permalink

    Be professional. Put your emotions into winning the game. Winning the game is going to make a bigger impact than anything you can say to the opposing players. Focus on execution and playing with passion.



  2. wildcat502
    1:10 pm November 23, 2015 Permalink

    Please play with passion and win the game. Beating them would be enough, no fights. Can we win this game??? Sure
    at Auburn L 24-31
    Houston L 31-34
    Clemson L 17-20
    Samford W 45-3 4 wins
    at NC State W 20-13 7 wins, but no wins that matter
    at Florida State L 21-41
    Boston College W 17-14 3 wins
    at Wake Forest W 20-19 3 wins
    Syracuse W 41-17 3 wins
    Virginia W 38-31 4 wins
    at Pittsburgh L 34-45
    So Louisville`s wins have come to well below average teams and they lost to Auburn by 7, us by 3 and we could have won that game, where Louisville was down 3 touchdowns at one time.
    We have to play a good game, with no turnovers and we can win.



    • Howdy Doody
      1:28 pm November 23, 2015 Permalink

      Kentucky 77th Power Rankings
      Hooker U 35th

      As of 11/23/15



    • ukjaybrat
      2:04 pm November 23, 2015 Permalink

      Power Rankings are heavily weighted on what have you done lately. and lately UL has been winning and we have been losing. but when you look closer at strength of record and strength of schedule, they are a lot closer



  3. Howdy Doody
    1:18 pm November 23, 2015 Permalink

    Um, so you would call this years Football Cats “above average?” Oh sure, we “can” win, we can also “lose” …..
    BEAT HOOKER U.



    • UK Big Board Update
      2:25 pm November 23, 2015 Permalink

      Miserable troll….



  4. theWilkman
    1:35 pm November 23, 2015 Permalink

    I wonder what Petrino is telling his guys



  5. Catlogic15
    2:30 pm November 23, 2015 Permalink

    Last time Stoops warned his team against showing emotion and aggressiveness, we almost lost to EKU.

    They didn’t get that speech. UL won’t either