Florida QB Kyle Trask made his 2019 season debut against Kentucky last season, and it’s something that UK coach Mark Stoops recalls, but can’t admit to projecting Trask’s development this season.

“I don’t think anyone knew what you were getting from Kyle but you knew he was a good football player based on what you’ve seen from him but definitely not a Heisman contender, which he played like then and he continues to do,” Stoops said Wednesday on the SEC coaches media teleconference.

Stoops shared that some energy has returned to the football building this week after the team attended offensive line coach John Schlarman’s funeral early last week.

“Last week was a sobering day, we buried a beloved figure,” Stoops said. “He will be missed. But it is different, it’s back to the routine, we dedicated all last Monday to John, like we needed to, but it’s back to normal this week, as much as it can be with COVID going on.”

Stoops said the UK quarterbacks have been inconsistent, but it’s not all on them. The team needs to do a better job around them.

The challenge of facing Florida is a team effort.

“If offensively, if we keep going 3 and out against Alabama or Florida, it’s not going to go well for you,” he said.