Mark Stoops comments on Tennessee's loss to Georgia State
It wasn’t the best of weeks for the SEC East. Four of the seven teams in the division lost, and while two of those squads played each other, Tennessee and Missouri lost to non-Power 5 programs, and South Carolina blew a double-digit lead against a team who won two games last year and started a freshman quarterback Saturday.
So yeah, it wasn’t a good week. Kentucky was one of the SEC East teams that won, but Wildcats coach Mark Stoops still took notice of what happened around the rest of the division.
During his press conference Monday, Stoops said the upset losses around the conference is something he will bring up to his team.
Asked about Tennessee loss to Georgia State, Stoops says upsets can happen to anyone, especially in openers. In college football, 'we get opportunity to be humbled every seven days'
— Mark Story (@markcstory) September 2, 2019
Other coaches such as Georgia’s Kirby Smart declined to offer any opinion on what happened around the rest of the SEC, but Stoops is using it as a teaching moment — a reminder that in football, anyone can beat anybody on a given day.
Kentucky will face Eastern Michigan in Week 2 this Saturday night.