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And what would UK's offense put up if they played @Bama next week? Denard Robinson put up 14 pts on a neutral field.
I think Michigan's starting RB was suspended for that game.
I agree our offense looked better, but I won't go the whole way we can play with any SEC team.
Remember our offense was playing against a lower level MAC team. Not taking anything away from our O-line, QB, WR on Saturday, they got the job done and I applaud that. I'll take improvement whenever we can get it. All I am saying is until they play againist a SEC team I will hold off painting "all is great" picture. One cannot forget the level of competition we played againist Saturday. Kent's D-line, DB, LB'rs and Safeties are not SEC caliber. There is a reason they are playing for Kent and not SEC teams. If we could not come out Saturday and put a whipping on Kent State I would say this season was over. This is what should be expected and congrats on them for doing it. I hope come week 4 we prove we can play in the SEC. I believe game 4 will tell us a great deal. Until then, these games are great for the players confidence and lets them get some momentum and some fan support back, all of which are greatly needed. I am praying for a butt kicking against WKU Saturday. It's exactly what we need rolling into the swamps on 9/22. And you are right defense wins games and we gave up over 400 yards against a lower MAC team. Just keeping it real.
This post was edited by 1003blue 19 months ago
I agree with what you're saying but the thing that gets me is before the Kent St. game people were saying it was going to be a very close game? Then UK blows them out then those very same people say well we should have blown them out. They were also saying WKU would beat UK now they're saying UK should blow them out? Which one is it?
First of all get your head out of the place that you are keeping it and read me back any predictions I have ever made. You act smart, not only here but everywhere you go online preaching this same sermon. If UK ain't a power running offense who's to blame, its gets old and everyone tells you that. Hate Joker if you like, I am for the team, I will back the team, and guys like you are just going to have to put up with me. And on being right catmando, don't leave your day job.
I think you confuse criticism with reality, WKY has improved their program greatly and it will be a tough game. Overlooking these points make you look like an over the top type of UK fan, which you can be because its your life, but expect rebuttal posts back at you from some of these guys.
People will jump on and off the whole season and season to season. All I am saying is UK has win 2 of their first 3 games every year and really there is an arguement we should win 3 of 3. I think we'll beat WKU. I'd say by maybe 14 (hoping its more but it's nothing more than a guess), I look for WKU to be able to keep it closer than Kent due to their defense, which I believe is far better than Kent's, but maybe not. The problem I think WKU will have is their offense. But again, cannot judge them by the Alabama game because they just played the best of the best and I don't think anyone can argue about that. Bottom line is UK has to win Saturday and then go to the Swamp on 9/22 and win. Playing them close is not good enough. At the end of these season it's about W and L. Close doesn't get you a darn thing.
Great post. The WKU-Bama game has me worried. The WKU defense scored SIX sacks. I hope for a blowout but expect a close win.
Is that you Pepsi?
Defense has to improve drastically. The front still gets lost in their alignments.I guess this defense isnt gap orientated or something, because it sure looks bad when Kent busts long gains up the gut.
Yeah..but Mccarron isnt as good a qb as Max Smith. Smith gets the ball out in a hurry, has a super quick release and a strong accurate arm. Uk's offense uses a defenses speed and aggression against them. Our O-Line may not be as good as Bamas..but its good..nonetheless..in what they do. Were not going to line up and churn yards..but who wants to? Id rather sling the ball around...this is the same scheme..well, closely resembles the same scheme that Boise St and Oregon used to go from nothings to power programs. You dont have to be a power running team if you have an accurate qb and talented recievers. In this offense, you want athletic, long armed O-Linemen that can get to the second level, blocking downfield.
As for WKU..I see a 45-7 game. I think our offense can move the ball on anyone. Let the rush come..Smith will kill them with check downs, dump offs, and screen and hitch passes. Then when they get up too close..I see a couple long td throws. Over the top. Calling you out Sweat,LeGree,King. Boyd looks to be our possession guy. Man..Ive never seen a wr play so well after being a 4 star #1 in-state recruit..then busting for 3 years. Aaron Boyd has an outside shot at playing for pay..he's 6'4 220 has good athletic ability. Now he seems to have the hands, toughness, and want to to go with the skill. Im still waiting for EJ Fields to break out and have a monster game.. a 6rec 175yrd 3 td day. But that might fall to Robinson or Sweat now.
Alabama didnt bring thier A game vs WKu..anyone thinking so is wrong. they played flat at times..the line didnt pave the way like thier usual roadgrader selves. UK will look to swarm to the ball..bring the safties up and rush from all angles. Lots and Lots of run blitzing in week 3!! WKu havent palyed vs Cobble and Rumph and Ukwu..who..when playing at 100% effort,..form as good a 3 man front not named Bama. No..they havent played every snap like that..but we saw more of it vs Kent..and will continue to see more plays from our big guys up front.
Why don't you give us your expert prediction for UK/WKU?
Go check the prediction thread
This post was edited by 7lives 19 months ago
Ditto. A win over Kent St makes everything just fine!!!
If we lose every game in the SEC 34-27 Coach Phillips would get a life time contract.
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