Kentucky will be playing for John Schlarman when the Wildcats take the field against the Vanderbilt Commodores on Saturday afternoon.
To get fans ready for the matchup, the program released its weekly hype video featuring some of the best highlights of the season.
Check it out below:
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“We’re going to go out and we’re going to honor John,” UK head coach Mark Stoops said Thursday evening. “One thing about John that everybody will tell you is that he was here with a strong, positive attitude every day he could. He essentially came in here and worked and coached until it was the bitter end for him. We’re going to honor him by doing what John would do. What would John want to do? John would get up and he’d come to work and he’d put a smile on his face even when he was struggling and he would work. The best way we can honor him is go out and play the very best we can.
“I want to coach as if John was with me, standing next to me. If I can be a window through his eyes, for him to see the game through my eyes, it would be an honor. I think think our players need to think of it the same way; just envision him being there with us, watching us. We will play. Our team will be ready to play. It’s a tough day but our kids will be resilient, bounce back and will play hard in his honor.”
Kentucky vs. Vanderbilt will kick off tomorrow at 12 p.m. ET on the SEC Network. Time to win this one for Coach Schlarman.