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Stoops: “We were beaten in every area”

There is no defending Kentucky’s performance at Missouri. After a program-changing win in Knoxville a week ago, the Cats did nothing positive in Columbia in the disappointing loss to Mizzou.

Mark Stoops didn’t even try in his opening statement.

“It’s been a long time since we’ve had a game like that,” Stoops said after the game, before taking any questions from the media. “We were beaten in every area — no ifs, ands or butts. They just kicked the tail out of us from the beginning to the end. They controlled the football. They were physical. They got aggravating rush yards. Got first downs, possessed the football, just constantly held on to the ball offensively.”

Stoops pointed out that nasty stat–36 offensive plays to 92 from Mizzou–and said, “You don’t have a chance to win a game when it’s like that… I have to do a better job getting them ready.”

“We have to respond better than this. I thought we were prepared to go on the road back to back and play well, but we certainly didn’t do that.”

No, you did not.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

20 Comments for Stoops: “We were beaten in every area”



  1. blueballs80
    8:28 pm October 24, 2020 Permalink

    Madness is keeping the same OC and expecting different results.



    • KYCat4EVER
      11:46 pm October 24, 2020 Permalink

      Best Comment ALL YEAR!

      Well put Blueballs80! ?

      GONE BIG BLUE!



  2. JohnnyCat
    8:41 pm October 24, 2020 Permalink

    I find it interesting how every single NFL team runs their offense from the QB under center. Yet, UK only does it on sneaks. It simply limits the offense too much and allows the defense to follow the ball easier. A real coordinator knows this. Sure, you can run a shotgun on clear passing downs, but to do it EVERY SINGLE PLAY is idiotic and high schoolish. Eddie Gran is the absolute #1 problem with UK football right now, without question. Until a change is made there, it doesn’t matter who plays QB.



    • blueballs80
      8:56 pm October 24, 2020 Permalink

      Chiefs use RPO and not much under center. You have to be able to pass the ball in this league. The Mz Qb did it, the ole miss qb did it. We don’t know how run an offense.



  3. big cat
    8:43 pm October 24, 2020 Permalink

    What would Stoops do if a player was not ready or unprepared….oh yeah, we know the answer. Absolutely nothing!!!! That’s why it is so easy for him to tell us (the fans) when he’s not prepared. No one is holding him accountable, but these piss poor performances AND not playing the best players will hurt the program, including recruiting.



    • BowdenQB4ever
      9:19 pm October 24, 2020 Permalink

      How would we hold him accountable? He gets his entire contract if we fire him, and his extensions kick in with 7 win seasons. He just has to win 3 sec games in normal seasons to keep the money train running in perpetuity, no reason or incentive for him to ever change anything. This season is a wash and he knows it so don’t expect anything but the same Elmer Fudd coach speak we always get out of him.



  4. JT55
    8:50 pm October 24, 2020 Permalink

    We’re a basketball school. Always have been, always will be. Hoops time is almost here.



  5. blueblood80
    8:51 pm October 24, 2020 Permalink

    Stoops said it had been a long time since a game like this! What about that 24-7 egg we laid to Tennessee, two years ago – our best season since 1977!



  6. blueblood80
    8:53 pm October 24, 2020 Permalink

    After half a century of constant misery with U.K. Football, never have I turned my back on the Cats. I won’t turn it now, either. What I will turn on is the media, including KSR, which overhyped this team and its talent ALL SUMMER. Freddie Maggard is the only writer with the football knowledge and maturity to put forth an accurate read for our football Team. Otherwise, I feal like puking Yahtzee’s all night! This week I hope the coach soaks his lit cigar in his bourbon before he resorts to EATING it!
    Coach Schlarman is in my prayer, let’s focus on the important moments and events in this short life.
    Go Cats!



    • blueballs80
      9:04 pm October 24, 2020 Permalink

      Alright Big Dawg.. what do you have to say about this. WE were trashing UT last week and here we are back to mediocrity.



  7. big cat
    8:55 pm October 24, 2020 Permalink

    Stoops needs to ask Saban about his thoughts on complacency. There is ZERO complacency at Alabama. Google his conversation about it. Like him or not, Nick Saban is not afraid to make changes….for the betterment of his program. Doesn’t seem liks Stoops wants to rock the boat. That’s why he is AVERAGE.



  8. michaelb
    8:56 pm October 24, 2020 Permalink

    If I was a lineman on uks football team…I’d be fn pisssssed at the whole rest of the team (coaches included) maybe not the punter – that’s it tho



  9. makeitstop
    8:56 pm October 24, 2020 Permalink

    You cannot expect fo win w QBs in the bottom quartile every year. We have 2 top 20 in their class QB. Start there.



  10. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
    8:57 pm October 24, 2020 Permalink

    Jack Pilgrim said it best when he said Chris is our best RB, but the only person on the planet who doesn’t know it is his position coach/OC.



    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      8:58 pm October 24, 2020 Permalink

      BTW, I still think it’s Smoke when he’s healthy.



  11. UKFanSC
    9:20 pm October 24, 2020 Permalink

    One of the weakest efforts from a Kentucky team in a long time.



  12. Bluehender
    10:25 pm October 24, 2020 Permalink

    Mental preparation is a huge part of the game. There’s not a lot of difference in the SEC, between the lower tier and middle tier teams. Often times the difference will be being mentally prepared to play. We were not ready. It’s on Stoops..



  13. clarks
    11:02 pm October 24, 2020 Permalink

    The passing game was terrible under both QB and it’s not just QBs but receivers and playcalling all three. The trifecta, we need to get back to running it down their throat to set up the pass and start working in some of the younger wideouts to see who can make plays there. We not going to win on passing game carrying us and cant afford to get behind. This team wont quit though they going to get straight



  14. gasman01
    11:16 pm October 24, 2020 Permalink

    Gatewood was never given a chance today. The kid has a cannon and all we did was the same old crap.. I bet he’s sorry he came to this vanilla offense.



  15. BowdenQB4ever
    2:30 am October 25, 2020 Permalink

    Mark stoops was paid $500k for that performance. How much of that did he earn this week? Is he willing to donate the money he doesn’t feel he earned back to the AD to help pay for his OCs inevitable buyout or should that cost fall back on fans foolish enough to buy tickets and donate? These are the questions he should have been asked.