Kentucky must beat Louisville on Saturday to clinch a postseason berth, a fact Mark Stoops says he’s not shying away from this week in practice. On today’s SEC Coaches Teleconference, Stoops said his team is aware of what’s at stake and he’s been pleased with how they’ve been “bouncing around” in preparation for Saturday’s showdown.
“Certainly I’m not just going to stay away from it,” Stoops said of the fact that the team MUST win to ensure bowl eligibility. “I think it’s a very important game and they know that. What matters to me is how we go about our business starting on Monday. I’ve seen really good preparation on Monday and Tuesday, guys bouncing around and having good practices and we need to continue that the rest of the week.”
“I do talk about it just briefly and then we move on because I’m not trying to hide from it either. Our players know what’s out there and what’s at stake.”
Beat Louisville, go to a bowl. Beat Louisville, and it’s a party.