Mark Stoops updates DL Quinton Bohanna's status, explains recent spike in turnovers
Kentucky had a serious injury scare when nose guard Quinton Bohanna went down with a knee injury in the Tennessee game and was carted off the field.
While it appears that the injury is not serious from a long-term standpoint, he will be out this week, coach Mark Stoops confirmed at his Monday press conference. Bohanna was not listed on the depth for the Missouri game. Marquan McCall will fill in for Bohanna.
“Quinton will be out for a bit, but nothing major, thank goodness for him and for us,” Stoops said. “I’m not sure how long that’ll be, but he will be out this week.”
Stoops also spoke about Kentucky’s recent spike in turnovers on defense and he feels like the defense is getting sharper, showing signs of forming an identity. He said creating turnovers has been big, but just playing cleaner overall is important as well.
Kentucky went from getting zero in its first two games, to 10 the last two weeks.
Stoops recalled that early in his Kentucky tenure, the team led the country in fumble recoveries, but it wasn’t because the Wildcats were knocking the snot out of opponents.
“Some of it, as I mentioned before, is the bounce of the ball, let’s be honest,” Stoops said. “… Sometimes, it’s that way, but overall we are playing better defensively, there’s no denying that. So when you put people in some predictable situations, whether you’re ahead, and you put them in some third and longs, just predictable situations, we’re playing better, but the guys are executing really well.”
I’m good ima be back
— Quinton Bohanna (@QBohanna) October 17, 2020