By LARRY VAUGHT
Kentucky offensive coordinator Neal Brown readily admits the bye week “comes at a good time” for UK after four straight losses to top 20 teams and losing Jalen Whitlow to an ankle injury on the second series against Alabama Saturday that leaves his status up in the air for UK’s next game.
“The truth of the matter is we’ve played four top-15 teams in a row, three of the top defenses in the country. I think you pull the positives, which I don’t know if there are any tonight, really, other than that one drive,” said Brown after Saturday’s loss. “I guess we’re the only team in like three games to score a touchdown (on Bama). Four games? Put that on the front page.
“So that’s a positive, but I think you use this. We’ve got half the season left, so I think you look at it and say, ‘Hey, here’s what we did. Here’s where we’re at. Our record’s obviously not where we want, but here’s where we’re at and this is the positives we’ve done and here’s where we need improvement.’ Trust me we have drastic improvement that needs to be made. And then you treat it like a new season from here out.”