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UK Class of 1979

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I don't know what happened to the defense in the past two games. Miss State passed it all around and had their way with us. Same for Tennessee. They couldn't have been tired, they barely saw the field. Injuries count for some of that, but not all of it. Considering that the defense saved the day against Florida (8 stops at the end), it just boggles my mind. And this is no disrespect to UF, the were still playing well at that point in the year. Let's win the last three, starting with Vandy, and then we can reassess the year.
UK scored two TDs against UGA as well. More than any other team. Not even the Mighty Gators matched that feat. Win out Dawgs. It’s your year.
Why does anyone pay any attention to Twitter? Why should we ever read it?
I am hoping UF doesn't score 13... or if they do it is because of field goals. We need to keep the honor of the second touchdown all to ourselves.
I'll be interested to see if FL can score more than two touchdowns or 14 or more points against the UGA defense.
Agreed. The 1998 squad was one of my favorite teams because nobody thought they would do much of anything. They frequently (usually?) fell behind in games, only to come back and win. The Duke game in the regional final was a classic example. Then they get down to Utah in the NCAA finals by 10 points at halftime, causing Billy Packer to basically write them off. Guess what Billy, they came back and won it all. Glad to give Tubby the honor he deserves.
The plan was to score more than any other team on UGA so far this year. As it were, we tied. It’s a consolation prize at best, but Georgia is that good. Hope they win out now. Go Cats!
I can't see Stoops going anywhere. Kentucky is paying him very well, he has a good appreciative fan base, the administration loves him. He has the second-longest tenure of any SEC coach. Only Sabin has been in place longer. Why would he risk any of that going to USC, Notre Dame, or any other place they churn-and-burn coaches on a regular basis. One of Stoops' secrets to getting competitive in the SEC is recruiting Ohio. Ohio has an abundance of talented recruits, and they all can't go to The Ohio State University or Michigan. He is an Ohio native, so he speaks the language. How would he get Benny Snell or Lyn Bowden to go any farther out of state than they did? We beat Penn State in the Citrus Bowl and poached their second string QB, so that would be attractive to a B1G recruit as well. I could see him going to Iowa because that is his alma mater. On the other hand, he probably met his (now ex) wife there, so there may not be any reason to go back again. So, neither money, ego, fan base, or recruiting should be a factor in Stoops leaving UK. He is building more prestige every year he is successful. I expect he will retire from coaching here.
I remember Bunchy Stallings giving a good pancake block during one of Benny Snell's runs in 2018. Smoke did the same thing on this play. Blocking and tackling...coaches say it all the time...blocking and tackling are the keys to winning.
This would be a great time for the offense to start "clicking," as Coen phrases it.
The bridge between Coen and Robinson is Levis. If Will can quit throwing interceptions, this could be a magical year. Mercifully there were no lost fumbles in the last game, so hopefully that bug-a-boo is gone. The defense stopped UF enough to win the game. The offense did score enough to win it without the TD off the blocked field goal. But it would have been a way too close one point game. And, UF would certainly have kicked a field goal at the end rather than make 7 or 8 attempts at a TD. That would have turned the UK win into another bitter loss. Plain and simple: The defense is great, but the offense has to get better.
Once again, agreed. Cohen needs to get this offense going. For all the hype, the results have not been all that impressive. At least there were no lost fumbles this last game. It'd be nice to string together some good touchdown drives to match the defense's abilities... and to give them a rest. And of course, watch out for the rat poison. Good press sometimes means bad play. Go Cats!
It's a good thing the defense is as strong as it is. The offense, for all the LA Rams hype, really has not helped too much. The last UK series before the 7 or 8 play goal line stand was a three and out... two CR runs followed by an incomplete pass, and then a punt. (The pass play was on a third and two... why not run it again?) No doubt the defense did its job. Thank goodness. Go Cats!!
Stop the rat poison. LSU needs this game badly. UK may still have their heads in the clouds. "Struggling" LSU may get their act together long enough to hack out a win against UK. I just remember the Tennessee game from 2018. Same kind of thing, except that it was after the UGA loss. Go Cats!
Agreed... We need to cut out the rat poison big time. The season isn't even half over, and LSU is coming. They really need this game, and if UK is full of gator afterglow, visions of statues, and a sense of destiny, this Saturday will be a disaster. Go Cats!
We get UGA soon enough. Nuff said. Let’s beat LSU first, then we can think about MSU. Then the chips fall where they may.
Hail State. We both had good wins tonight. See you in a few weeks. Go Cats!
Looking good, Dawgs. Hope we can play you at least a little closer in a couple of weeks. Glad to be in the 5-0 SEC East club with you for now.
Agreed. As many times as our hearts have been ripped out in the last second, the last play. This is sweet.
Unfortunately this could be our Achilles heel. Turnovers seem to be only thing keeping UK from getting respect. On the other hand, with four games under their belts, offense could magically learn how to hold on to the ball. Defense could magically learn to rush the QB, maybe even force a turnover to two. It's Kentucky and Florida in Commonwealth. Anything can happen.
UK defense needs to be prepared for AR15 to come in the game sometime late. This seems to be the pattern. If we can contain Jones, expect it.
AR15 will probably come in off the bench and make waves at Kentucky on Saturday. Seems to be the pattern.