Just like Billy Madison’s Sloppy Joes, Kentucky’s defense in the Blue/White Game was extra sloppy. While fans celebrated 74 total points, Stoops was fuming over the fundamental defensive mistakes.
“It can look good for the offense, sloppy for the defense,” Stoops said shortly after the final horn.
“Today was really probably the most sloppy day we’ve had. There were some big plays. I like to see that. I like to see the explosive plays, but overall what you’re always looking for is good, hard-nosed, fundamental football and I saw a lot of sloppy play out here today.”
The Blue and White Teams combined for 774 yards of offense. Even though the defensive-minded head coach would prefer a few more stops, it provided plenty of entertainment for the 16,665 fans in the Kroger Field stands.
“We’re going to be a darn good team when it’s all said and done. I’m confident of that. I probably aggravate myself when you split the teams like this,” he said. “Trust me, I’m excited about this group.”