By LARRY VAUGHT
“A bunch of war daddies” is what Kentucky coach Mark Stoops says his team will be facing Saturday night when it plays at No. 1 Alabama.
Offensive coordinator Eddie Gran sees an exciting challenge waiting for UK.
“The No. 1 team in the country, we get to go on the road. It’s exciting. That’s why these guys came here, to play in this kind of atmosphere. We’re going to have to go out and play our best football,” Gran said Tuesday.
“Anytime you play the No. 1 team in the country you’ve got to play your best football. We’ve got to be detailed, we’ve got to do a great job with the ball, we’ve got to help our defense by staying on the field. So, had two really good practices in a row and they seem to be really locked in.”
Kentucky’s offense did not fare well earlier this season at Florida. Then Stephen Johnson was the backup quarterback and played only briefly late in the game. Now with Drew Barker hurt, Johnson will start Saturday night.
“He got that little introduction there. It wasn’t very good so we’ve got to obviously build, we’ve got to move forward and we’ve got to move forward very fast,” Gran said.