By LARRY VAUGHT
Will getting close against Florida the last two years help Kentucky when it plays at Florida Saturday afternoon?
Kentucky coach Mark Stoops thinks it will.
“I always say also every year is a new year and a new team. Last year’s game, win or lose, is behind you. But I definitely think our players will respond and play well,” he said.
There’s one other plus.
“We have quite a few players on our team that are from Florida. I know they like going down there and playing,” Stoops said.
“We know it’s a real challenge. I think we know we have to play very well or we will not have a shot. They deserve the respect that they get, but our players also know it’s about us and what we do and if we go execute and play the very best we can then we’ll have an opportunity, a great opportunity. And if we don’t, we’ll have no chance.”