clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Central Michigan gives Kentucky their bulletin board material

CMU players and coaches gave Kentucky some motivation heading into Saturday.

Jeremy Chisenhall

Central Michigan players and coaches had media availability today, previewing their matchup with Kentucky on Saturday, and it seems like a couple of the players and coaches may have given Kentucky some bulletin board material to work with for Saturday.

Starting with CMU RB Jonathan Ward, the Chippewas’ leading rusher. Here is what he had to say about Kentucky’s defense and Benny Snell, per Central Michigan Life’s Evan Petzold.

It’s hard to imagine Benny Snell not seeing this and using it as fuel for Saturday’s game. Snell already has a large chip on his shoulder, so I doubt he needed much more motivation going into the game, but this certainly doesn’t help.

Jordan Jones, Mike Edwards, Kash Daniel, Josh Allen, and the rest of the Wildcats defense probably have those statements pinned up in the locker room somewhere as well. Those guys will be amped up for Saturday.

It didn’t stop there though. CMU’s Defensive Coordinator said he likes his defensive line’s chances against Kentucky’s offensive line. The Wildcats will be breaking in a new left tackle, likely either E.J. Price or Naasir Watkins, but the rest of the line remains the same from a year ago where they really came together midway through the season.

I doubt Kentucky needed any extra motivation to get pumped up for the opening game, but if they did, it looks like the Chippewas may have given it today.