Wan'Dale Robinson, Mark Stoops gush about new UK offense: 'I know it looked really good today'
One of the more intriguing offenses in the SEC this season will be at Kentucky where the Wildcats not only bring in new offensive coordinator Liam Coen, but also have dynamic Nebraska transfer Wan’Dale Robinson.
Coach Mark Stoops talked about the offense following a scrimmage on Saturday where he said he’s cautiously optimistic about the offense until there’s live action.
“I know it looked really good today … I been pleasantly surprised, pleased with the way they’re picking it up,” Stoops said, per KSR. “The execution of getting in and out of the huddle and executing plays. I’m seeing the guys gaining some confidence. Seeing playmakers making some great plays. We are starting to get that balance that I want.”
For his part, Robinson said he’s tried to help younger teammates about how to learn a playbook, and since he played multiple positions at Nebraska, how to learn a full playbook beyond just one position.
Robinson said the offense scored touchdowns on its first two possessions.
“It just felt really good to see our offense in a real game atmosphere,” Robinson said. “It was very encouraging. We were on the sidelines saying this could be really, really good. Especially going into the season. So we’re all really excited about it.”
Robinson is expected to be a key playmaker, and his teammates know it. Cornerback Carrington Valentine explained what the impact has been like so far.
“Wan’Dale Robinson has NFL talent,” Valentine said. “Me going up against him everyday, it’s like iron sharpens iron.”