This quote by Spurrier caught my attention :
"We could have picked up 70 or 80 points today," Spurrier said smiling. "But 50 was enough."
""Kentucky has a heck of a punter, I know that," he said.
While SS was probably making a backhand slap on KY, he was telling it right. Our punter is the best but he should be as much practice as he gets.
I have noticed many of the UK writers in the media and on the net are reallly beginning to call for some changes. I have nothing against Joker but maybe his thing was recruiting and this is too much. While I have my doubts Mitch will do anything after only two years, if the attendance drops the rest of the way, you never know.
A few more stats and comments btw:
Congratulations to Florida Atlantic are in order. With their 324 total yards against Louisiana-Lafayette yesterday, they overtook us for average yards per game - 230 to 229. Now the only thing separating us from a dreaded last place in total offense is the Kent State Golden Flashes. Luckily, they’re only averaging 171 yards per game, so we’d have to suck even worse than we already have to let them catch us, but nothing would surprise me with this team.
I don’t think I’ve ever seen an offense this bad in my entire life. I know a lot of you are clamoring for Mike Leach to replace Joker as the head coach, but if we’re not willing to pay him what he wants, there are tons of high school coaches around who know how to put lots of points on the board. At this point, I’ve come to terms with the fact that we’re going to lose, just make it exciting.
If you want to be really depressed, let’s play with the offensive numbers. UK has 714 passing yards on the season and 660 rushing yards. Those totals are good for 8th worst and 33rd worst in the country, respectively. In addition, at 13 points per game, UK ranks 3rd worst in scoring. To put that in perspective, Bill Curry’s 1994 team that went 1-10 scored 13.5 points per game. Kentucky does have 13.5 first downs per game, 4th worst, and a 3rd down conversion rate of 25.3%, 6th worst.
There are three receivers in the country who have more receiving yards than UK’s 714 pass yards - Jordan White from Western Michigan, A.J. Jenkins from Illinois, and Robert Woods from USC. There are seven running backs with more than 660 rush yards - Ray Graham from Pitt, LaMichael James from Oregon, Marcus Lattimore from South Carolina, Trent Richardson from Alabama, David Willson from Virginia Tech, Bernard Pierce from Temple and Lamar Miller from Miami. Denard Robinson also has 686 rushing yards.
I don’t care what’s done. Bring in BTI’s Triple Option. Bring in Mike Leach’s aerial assault. Just fix the offense. It’s embarrassing.