By LARRY VAUGHT
Kentucky fans hope one anonymous Southeastern Conference coach is right about the upcoming season.
“Kentucky will be better, much improved. They will knock a knot on somebody’s head unexpectedly. They’re very well coached. They have come close in some games and won some games people didn’t expect the last two years,” the coach said in an interview with Lindy’s College Football Southeastern magazine edition.
“At some point in time, Mark Stoops will get it hitting on all cylinders. Is it good enough to say he won’t do anything other than go to a bowl and win a bowl game. No. But they’ve got good players, better team speed on offense and defense.”
The coach, like most UK fans, believes quarterback play will determine UK’s fate next season like it will for a lot of SEC teams.
“They play together defensively and are tough, hard-nosed, sound. I think the up-tempo, no-huddle offense they run has put a lot of stress on their defense, which masks the fact you don’t realize how improved they are on defense.”