By LARRY VAUGHT
Kentucky coaches have already been watching what offensive coordinator Eddie Gran calls “tons” of film on Southern Mississippi to prepare for the Sept. 3 opener.
The Cats start actual game preparation when they return to practice Thursday after taking today off when classes resume on campus.
“Coach has allowed us with some great meeting time. We’ve already been walking through, doing what we need to do for them. Getting a start, and a nice introduction. So, we’re, I think, ahead that way. Which you should be. It’s your first game,” Gran said Tuesday.
While many UK fans are pointing to the first game as perhaps the most important of the season, Gran won’t buy into that.
“It doesn’t matter who we’re playing or what game it is. It’s about winning. And, yeah, you can’t win them all unless you win the first one. And we want to win this first one; we want to get started off on the right foot,” Gran said.
“We’re home, and that’s important. You want to get a win at home. So, pressure is what you put on yourself. We have to coach, get them ready to go, and hopefully we’ll be prepared and you’ll see that.”