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Jordan Jones admits teammates are quitting

Yeah, it’s getting real bad in Lexington.

Southern Miss v Kentucky Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images

There haven’t been many bright spots during the Kentucky Wildcats’ first two games.

At one point, UK was outscored by a 79-0 margin between last week’s loss at home to Southern Miss and this week to Florida.

79. Zero.

When you’re a Division I program getting bullied that badly by non-top-25 teams, you’ve probably got some players jumping ship before the final gun sounds.

But don’t take my word for it. Look no further than Jordan Jones, who has arguably been UK’s best players through the first two games. After racking up 19 tackles last wee, the sophomore backer chipped in nine more stops this week.

Jones has seemingly given it his all every snap from beginning to end in both games, but he’s not seeing the same fire from his teammates, even when the game is still within reach.

“Sometimes, when we’re down, a lot of people on our team just tend to quit and think it’s over,” Jones said following Saturday’s 45-7 loss to Florida. “I don’t think it’s over until it’s actually over. I think as a whole team, we need to work on fighting back.”

When you’ve got one of your team’s best players admitting other players are quitting...after just two’s not looking good for Mark Stoops.