#13 Georgia at Kentucky
HOLLY, QUASI-RATIONAL: You could call this game on intangibles–Georgia will be as surly and smashy as they’ve been all year and have presumably reconstructed their collective throats since their most recent Cocktail Party debacle, plus their last visit to Lexington didn’t go so well–but why bother? The Dawgs are an all-right football team on their worst days, and outclass Kentucky in every category that matters. The Wildcats are bowl-eligible, to be sure, but it comes on the backs of such vaunted opponents as Norfolk State, Western Kentucky, and Loovill. This one won’t be close.
"I ought to take the heat," he said. "I mean, what the hell? I really am of this philosophy: I don't blame the guy, I blame the guy that hired the guy. And that's me. I put them on the field." -- UK Special Teams Coach Steve Ortmayer
Saturday's smashing was simply confirmation: Powers like Florida reload; aspirants like Kentucky rebuild.
"We gave up the idea of moral victories a long time ago," linebacker Braxton Kelley said. "This was a missed opportunity. It's not acceptable."
This is the attitude of a winning football team. -- Ed.
"Take everything else and throw a blanket over it; that play was the difference in the game."
-- Rich Brooks, talking about the Hartline fumble that resulted in an Alabama touchdown.
"Everybody's doubting us, and I'm not going to sit here and say we're going to go down there and whoop up on them or this or that," Locke said. "But I do feel like when they step on the field they better buckle up. In the past, you heard stuff like, 'We're going to smack up Kentucky.' I don't feel like it's going to be like that. I think it's going to be a dogfight. I really do."
Razorbacks might push for Kentucky Coach Rich Brooks as the Razorbacks’ next head coach if Bobby Petrino ever decides to leave Fayetteville.
8. Mike Hartline's maturation: Let's face it, the Kentucky offense isn't nearly as explosive as we've become accustomed to the last few years. Much of that is Hartline settling into the position and gaining the trust of his coaches, not to mention the guys around him. He'll get better, but the Kentucky defense is good enough that the Wildcats don't need Hartline taking a lot of chances on offense. It's a nice setup for Hartline. He gets to grow as a quarterback and doesn't have the burden of carrying the team. That responsibility will belong to the defense.
Durham now top of depth chart at Right Guard
per O-line coach Heggins. Also says the poor performance in Saturday's scrimmage by his guys was due to attitude--not being aggressive enough--and there were encouraging signs at addressing that issue in today's practice.