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We’ve Only Seen Some of The Wildcat

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Tailing by three late in the fourth quarter, the Kentucky offense went back to their bread and butter.  Benny Snell took nine snaps in a row out of the Wildcat formation, finishing the drive with a game-tying field goal.

Even though everybody in the stadium knew what was about to happen, Georgia couldn’t stop it until they loaded the box inside the ten-yard line.  That’s because Eddie Gran continues to make slight changes.

“As you keep going you have to keep changing.  You gotta add some wrinkles to it.  But at the end of the day they can only do so much to it and you can only do so much to it.  It goes both ways,” Gran said.  “It goes down to executing and making sure you’re on the right guys.”

One thing that might change this week is who is taking the snaps.  JoJo Kemp has not played the last two weeks, but now Kemp is able to take snaps out of the Wildcat, Gran’s biggest concern with the soft cast.  “He looked as good (today) as he’s looked since he had that on him.”

Benny Snell said defenses have tried to stop it by stacking the box, or stunting on the defensive line to confuse his blockers.  The Cats have some confusion waiting for their opponents.

“We have A LOT up our sleeve, but that’s just for the field,” Snell said. “I’ve got full trust on my o-line and like I said before, we’ve got a lot of things that haven’t been shown yet.”

Stephen Johnson is surprised at just how versatile they’ve made Wildcat package.

“The different things you can do out of the Wildcat has really opened my eyes a little bit,” Johnson said.  “We’ve got some things stored away for a rainy day.”

Could that involve him catching a pass out of the Wildcat?  It’s crossed his mind at least once or twice.

“That’s my ultimate goal, to go up and catch a touchdown.  I think about it all the time,” then he took a long pause. “We’ll see if that ever happens.”

Article written by Nick Roush

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