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Stoops: “It was a huge step in our program.”

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Mark Stoops was so proud of his football team, he could hardly catch his breath when speaking with the media, “I’m completely jacked up to get this win.”

Like last week, it wasn’t the most beautiful win.  Regardless, a win is a win,“Ya did what ya had to do,” Stoops said.  “We’ve got to be built to win close games.”

Stoops was proud of the way his team bounced back after handling adversity.  The first drive began with a critical interception, yet they played inspired in a hostile environment, responding with a touchdown.  They once again hit a 3rd quarter slump on offense.  His defense gave up some yards, but not touchdowns, only allowing one touchdown in five red zone appearances.  “Nothings going to be easy for us, and that’s the way you like it,” Stoops said.

He was proud of true freshman Chris Westry.  Westry had the big play in the end to get the ball out of South Carolina’s hands, “He made some big plays, but he honestly had a rough night.”  It’s understandable going up against one of the best in the SEC, but it’s a great learning experience for all.

“We’re certainly very far from a finished product, but I like where we are heading.”

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

13 Comments for Stoops: “It was a huge step in our program.”

  1. Ryan
    11:47 pm September 12, 2015 Permalink

    This team could be so good with a good qb, Drew needs to get a chance.

    • Tampa satchel
      10:19 pm September 13, 2015 Permalink

      Put in Richie!

  2. Keith
    11:51 pm September 12, 2015 Permalink

    You are an idiot, the guy is 2-0 but yeah let’s put in a freshman……

  3. Rnet
    11:52 pm September 12, 2015 Permalink

    Don’t understand why we cant be happy with win. Got the W, and very proud of the WHOLE team. Trust in Stoops, he made me a believer tonight!

  4. Ryan
    12:03 am September 13, 2015 Permalink

    UK should of lost this game, if it wasn’t for the D and some big plays by the rb. Pat should be better but he isn’t. Drew could lead this team to greatness

    • cig107
      3:49 am September 13, 2015 Permalink

      What’s wrong with you? That’s what a TEAM does, different parts make plays when others are struggling! Get out of here with that crap man, go cry somewhere else. You have no clue.

  5. Dave n Lex
    12:04 am September 13, 2015 Permalink

    So proud of this team for stepping up and playing defense. I agree, this was a big win for the program and the Florida game will be equally as big. Beat Florida and we have a real chance at a bowl game, this year!!! Great job defense, you won this game, be proud. Now, let’s try to find some 2nd half offense against Florida next week to go with all the other good play.

  6. BluKudzu
    12:24 am September 13, 2015 Permalink

    My beautiful wife made me go to the UL game today. I am so glad I did. So very freaking, over the top, grind it in your face, long walk in silence back to the car, jesus, just how bad do we suck, we cant beat CUSA, and we s’posed be ACC, but ass whipping loss, and being told, USC WAS GOING TO BEAT OUR ASS!!!!!! Take that you idiot trolls. Louisville is on the downward spiral, they will be lucky to win 5 games in that weak assed conference of the acc. I loved it!!!!!!!!!!

  7. bigcatstanding
    12:38 am September 13, 2015 Permalink

    am I the only person on planet Earth that witnessed South Carolina make a first down on the 2 yard line only to be assessed a personal foul putting it out to the 17, which aka made it 1st and goal from the 17. Point being they allowed them to go three plays later inside the 10 yard line and somehow get a first down =allowing them seven total tries, instead of the standard 4. Just lucky Kentucky held them to a field goal try. Also how in the world can 2 officials right on top of the play miss a personal foul 15 yards being tackled off the sideline?

    • bigcatstanding
      12:40 am September 13, 2015 Permalink

      and yes the personal foul happened after the first Down, making it first and go from the 17. The announcers announced that it was first in golf @ the 17, but after the play started they were oblivious to the fact that they two plays later made a first down inside the 10 yard line.

  8. bigcatstanding
    12:41 am September 13, 2015 Permalink

    first and goal not go

  9. Wadmalawcat
    1:35 am September 13, 2015 Permalink

    Stoops is 2-1 against Spurrier. Let that soak in. Prediction, we won’t be playing in Nashville come bowl season.

  10. cig107
    3:47 am September 13, 2015 Permalink

    Where are the super negative Nancy’s tonight, those that cried over a win, those that called Towles every game in the book? Smh, hope they enjoyed this win.

    Love this team, love this program. Time to break the streak vs Florida.