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In this edition of Coach's Corner, Randy Sanders discusses UK's play last week against Central Michigan and preparation for the Governor’s Cup matchup with Louisville.
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I thought the part about the young guys (especially Clemons) picking up blitz protection is going to be a huge key. That's not an easy task for such a young player. Sanders was pretty good at it.
I noticed Coach kinda dodged your question on the short/intermediate stuff. I can understand not wanting to critique his QB to the public but since he didn't give a positive answer one must assume it's still a work in progress for Morgan.
"Ignorance is constricted awareness" - Deepak Chopra
With the shorter passes it's a double-edged sword. Right now I would guess that Newton doesn't trust who's catching and the WR's don't trust the throw. They know that Newton is going to rifle it at them at Mach 5 and it may be a little off target, and Newton knows that even if he gets it primarily on target does not mean that they are going to catch it.
Work in progress for sure.
I noticed that too Deeefense.
Newton doesn't trust his young WR's yet cause they haven't given him a reason too. IF they are expecting a rifle thrown at them short then they should be ready to catch the thing when it hits their hands. Problem is they are always surprised that it hit them in the hands and drop it. It's time they stepped up and started catching what's placed in their vacinity, not just in their hands. You can't expect a pass to be perfect.
You are 100% correct cob. If a player wants to call himself a good WR they must catch the ball when it's within reach. My coach use to always tell us "if you can get 2 hands on it you should always catch it". I think we are going to see less balls hitting the ground my main concern about our OFF is getting our O-line back up on the level they ended last year. Those guys were playing great at the end of last season. Hopefully they come around. Clemons also needs to get this playbook down. He's the man now, I think we will see more Coshik on 3rd down though because he has been in the system for a while. I know he's a small guy but I still expect Coshik to get the job done. I'll never forget when we lost all the Rb's against LSU and little ole Derick Locke came in the game. He was getting destroyed but he still done a great job. There was one play he got to run the ball and got speared, it look like Ray Lewis hit him and he popped straight up like he ran the guy over or something... I miss that guy, he wasn't very good between the tackles but he was great on 3rd down...
I still say throw to the TEs they can can catch and throw to the running backs, please.
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