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Kentucky Wildcats Morning Quickies: CMU to Florida Edition

With the CMU game and all its first-half turnovers in the rear-view, the ultimate annual gut check for Kentucky football is nigh.

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Good morning, ladies and gentlemen of the Big Blue Nation, and welcome to the Tuesday Morning Quickies.

I didn’t get to see the UK-CMU game on Saturday as I was busy doing other things, but I did get to follow it on my smartphone. I also have recorded the replay of it, which I intend to watch today some time.

But from what I do know about it, the big problem that UK had was a first-time starting quarterback who had ball security and interception issues. All three UK first-half turnovers, if my memory serves, led to points of some kind, and two of them to touchdowns.

But still, it seems that Terry Wilson has the kind of game with more upside than Gunnar Hoak, even though Hoak definitely showed poise in the pocket and throwing the ball according to what I’ve read. Wilson just has much better wheels, and can give a defense more to worry about.

I’m going to chalk this game up to typical first-game Kentucky jitters. We seem to see it every year, and at least it didn’t turn into a Southern Miss-style debacle of a couple years back.

Now we travel to the Swamp to face Florida. Kentucky has exactly two things going for it in this game: 1) they are way overdue, and 2) Florida has a new coach and a new system. I’m not sure either or both of them is even close to enough, but we can always hope. One thing that Florida is going to get to see a lot of is Benny Snell, and I don’t think they’re going to like that very much.

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