Honestly, the only description of the first half I can come up with is “Piss-poor and inefficient.” I cannot whatsoever accept the special teams play in the first half. It’s absolutely embarrassing to lose a game solely because of special teams. This should be a 14-3 game, but thanks to unconscionable special teams insanity that cannot be rationally explained, Kentucky finds itself in a 27-3 deficit.
If I sound angry, I am. I have no words to express my frustration with the self-inflicted damage Kentucky has done to itself, surrendering 17 points directly due to idiotic, completely moronic special teams play. Craig Naviar should get a pink slip just for this game alone. Never in my life have I seen such an unacceptable, horrible debacle. Bradley Dale Peveto, I officially hate you, you traitorous < insert expletive here >. We’d be in this game if we still had you.
Now I feel better. Sorry about that, it need saying and I said it. Now, let’s get back to reality.
The defense played well. They didn’t play perfectly, and they missed some tackles, but they played well. I am not in any way upset about what we have done defensively, and the good news is, for good or ill, they have a second chance to show their quality, which so far, has been quite satisfactory.
Offensively, I think we have suffered a bit from poor play calling. Kentucky came into this game with an idea to pull off a bunch of trick nonsense, and honestly, it has backfired. Mark Stoops deserves a measure of blame for that, but now that we have shown that tricky crap isn’t getting it done, all I want to see is smash-mouth, hard-nose football with a very bad attitude. Clean up the stupid penalties, get back to normal special teams play, and let the chips fall where they may. LSU is a more talented team and they deserve to be ahead. Let’s see if we can make it interesting, if nothing else.