If you’ve been paying attention to the secondary college football conferences, like the ACC, for instance, you’ve seen a lot of bad football played these first few weeks. Many of these teams should get a pass for much slower starts given the circumstances of this COVID season, but in some cases it’s just bad football because those teams aren’t very good at football. Sorry. I don’t care what an AP voter in Nebraska said in the preseason.
Mark Stoops does not expect similar defensive breakdowns from his opponents when UK travels to Auburn–or in any of the other nine conference games UK will play this season. With one of the sport’s top defensive coordinators, Kevin Steele, on the Auburn sideline and a talent-rich roster of players ready to go, Stoops doesn’t expect to have the luxury of his offense playing soft toss in a wide open field against a defense that’s so out of place, its players can’t even be found on the TV screen.
“When you play a Kevin Steele defense, you have to create that space and you have to get open,” Stoops told reporters in his Monday press conference. “That’s something we are going to see each and every week.”
“Some of that football you see in other leagues, you are not going to see Saturday. There’s going to be nobody open. We have to create our space. We have to get guys open. You have to work leverage and the quarterback has to throw it in small windows. We play 10 SEC games and I can promise you you’re not going to see that stuff where there’s green grass all over the place and easy throws and guys open, because we’re not going to see that.”
See what? This?
Must be nice.