Here is what Kentucky coach Mark Stoops had to say today when asked if he was concerned about his team’s attitude in the midst of a rugged four-game schedule going into Saturday’s game at South Carolina.
“I really like the way we’ve been the past two days. Like I said – I admit it – it’s very difficult waking up on Sunday after a loss and having to get in here and grind it out all day and get these kids back up and everything. It’s not fun, but I was very encouraged Monday, very encouraged today,” said Stoops.
“I think their attitude’s right, and we truly just try to make it a one-week season again. Let’s come in Monday, let’s prepare the right way. Let’s go about our business the right way. Let’s have the right attitude. Let’s put a little bit more into it, do a little extra.
“Do whatever we have to do to give us a chance to win. And I do see that. Like I said, I’m not ever going to try to mask any of that. If I was unhappy with their preparation, the way they’re trying to go about their business, I’d tell them and I’d tell you.
“I think we’re trying to do the right things. We need to make more plays. Like I said with the third-down period, we went into it a day early. Went good against good, trying to get the competition level high in some third-down situations. We need to make plays.”