When practice ended on Tuesday, a lot of people were talking about the Cats wide receiving corps, especially Lynn Bowden. The freshman was only able to see a couple of snaps on Saturday before he got ejected over a controversial targeting call against the Colonels.
“It was kind of tough because I wanted to be out there for my guys but I knew they had it so I just sat back and watched them,” said Bowden.
Bowden has had an interesting start to his college career. Being cleared by the NCAA after camp had begun, sending questionable tweets, and not seeing much playing time, it’s been a learning experience for him to say the least. Fortunately, it looks like he’s taken a positive stance on things.
“I never played it in my life, so it’s an adjustment,” Bowden said. “Just being able to adjust to the speed from high school coming to college. Things are much faster, so that was my biggest challenge since I’ve been here.”
Adjusting to college football hasn’t been easy, especially for Bowden as he learns the receiver position.
“Just being able to adjust to the speed from high school coming to college,” said Bowden. “Things are much faster, so that was my biggest challenge since I’ve been here.”
Bowden is also hoping to make UK fans happy with his play on the field.
“I love Big Blue Nation. I got a sense that they love me, so I’m going to give them what they ask for.”
Bowden was extremely poised after practice when being interviewed. It’s good to see a true freshman own up to his mistakes, explaining that the only way to get better and grow, is to work hard.
Since South Carolina has no real tape on Bowden, look for the Cats to run some plays through him on Saturday to try and catch the Gamecocks by surprise.
As far as how the rest of Tuesday’s practice went, it was smooth sailing. Everyone looked good and each player had their heads down focusing on South Carolina.
This is a huge game for both teams. It may be early, but this game could have an impact on how the rest of the season will play out for both teams.