By LARRY VAUGHT
No one has to explain to new Kentucky quarterbacks coach Darin Hinshaw why UK fans are skeptical about what this season might hold after four straight losing seasons. He also knows UK seems to have better overall talent and depth than coach Mark Stoops had in his first three seasons.
“The way the players have to think is one play at a time, though. They can’t think we have to go to a bowl game and win a SEC championship. We have got to play for national title,” Hinshaw said. “We have all those goals but as players and coaches we have got to simplify it in our mind or there is clutter.
“Let’s go in and do our very best on this play. If everybody does his job on a play there is a great chance it will be successful and then go on to the next play. Learn from last play. Not harp, get depressed or get too high.”
Hinshaw also noted that UK players had to learn success, something I have noted for years has always been a huge problem for the Cats because the team is more used to dealing with adversity than it is prosperity.
“We were watching film the other day and we scored a touchdown and it was like we won the lottery. We should be used to that. We should understand that. We shouldn’t make a huge deal every time we get a first down and it is all about me,” Hinshaw said. “No, it’s not. It is about our team and our offense. It’s about our defense. Let’s act like we have been there.”