UK Football Fans: Maybe We Should Calm Down
It sort of feels like we are placing too much pressure on UK Football to be the escape from our 2020 woes. While it would be fun to see them have success on every play, maybe it is equally important just to be happy they are playing and get behind them right now.
Admittedly, the first two weeks of the season were less than ideal. Auburn was going to be a tough contest no matter what, and UK received a terrible call that took away a touchdown and halftime lead and then came out and played horribly in the second half. When Auburn pulled away to a big lead in the fourth quarter, it became evident that we might not be having the storybook season that we were hoping for.
Then Lane Kiffin came in to town for the home opener at Kroger Field and things just got worse. The UK offensive line opened holes for long runs, Terry played very well at QB, and Kentucky put 41 points on the board. But the defense struggle resulted in giving up 42 points to a slightly better than mediocre Ole Miss offense.
Yeah, those games hurt. That isn’t an excuse to berate players and coaches on Twitter though. They’re feeling that burn from the disappointing start too, and the distraction of an angry and yelling fan base isn’t going to do any favors in helping them gear up for their next opponent. As it stands, the Mississippi State game is a must win to hopefully salvage a decent win/loss record on the 2020 campaign. We all know Kentucky is better than they’re playing, so let’s take a deep breath, log off of Twitter, and let Stoops and his team go to work. Realistically, we’re just one correct goal line call and a Matt Ruffolo field goal from having a team that we’d all be feeling good about.
Go Big Blue!