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Mark Stoops recaps Florida, previews Murray State, gives update on Quinton Bohanna

Stoops is happy the Florida streak is gone, “but there’s so much more that this team can do.”

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Kentucky is now 2-0 following their 27-16 win over Florida.

Saying that never gets old, but for Mark Stoops, it’s time to move on to the Wildcats’ next opponent: Murray State.

It’s not so much that Stoops is ready to move past Florida and focus on the Racers out of the FCS, but instead, he knows that there’s so much season left and so much left for this team to accomplish, they can’t let the Florida win define their season.

“We did did some very good things, but there’s so much more that this team can do,” Stoops said Monday. “We can play better than what we did and that’s our goal.”

Don’t get me wrong. It was a night most of us will forever remember, but Stoops wants the rest of the season to bring about more lifelong memories that the Big Blue Nation will cherish forever.

Stoops did give one key injury update on Monday regarding Quinton Bohanna. The starting nose tackle had an ankle injury against Central Michigan that got worse against Florida and led to him wearing a walking boot after the game. Thankfully, it sounds relatively minor, and it also allowed true freshman Marquan McCall to step up in his place.

“Quinton had an ankle. He’s had a couple of these ankles, to both of them the past two, three weeks. They’ve just been minor, but when you’re that big and he goes into a game, it’s been bothering him a little bit. He wasn’t at full strength. He couldn’t play anymore. Tymere and Marquan did some good things. Marquan played well. He took a few reps off of Tymere and did a solid job while he was in there.”

Here’s a replay of what Stoops had to say at his Monday press conference, courtesy of UK Athletics:

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