Josh Heupel identifies what makes Wan'Dale Robinson effective
Josh Heupel and Tennessee are coming off a bye week and traveling to Kentucky this week to face a Wildcats team coming off a disappointing loss at Mississippi State.
But Heupel understands what makes the Kentucky offense go, and what the Cats will try and do to get back on track. It begins with Wan’Dale Robinson, who has made 58 catches for 659 yards this season and 5 touchdowns. That’s 39 more catches than the next guy on the team.
“They’re going to target him, or try to target him just because of his skill set,” Heupel said on Monday. “Extremely fast and reliable as far as catching the football, creates a bunch of explosive plays. He’s able to do that with some short and intermediate passes, screen game and some isolations out on the outside. He’s somebody that we’ve got to know where he’s at the entire game.”
As for the bounce back, Heupel said he knows the type of team Kentucky is this week.
“We know that Kentucky’s a really good football team,” Heupel said. “… I know the product that they’re going to put out there. They’re big, strong, athletic, physical. They know their scheme offensively and defensively extremely well. Got off to a good start the other night, didn’t finish it the way that they wanted to. Know that we’re going to get a great effort from them, it’s going to be a great environment, very competitive environment. We need to be excited and physically and mentally ready to go compete for 60 minutes.”