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It’s been a rough week for the Kentucky offense.

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The Kentucky Wildcats had a chance to ride a three game winning streak into today’s meeting with the Georgia Bulldogs. Instead, we were all stunned at the massive egg they laid against the Missouri Tigers.

Defensively the Cats did what they needed to win the game. Despite being on the field for over half the game, the Cats held Missouri to 20 points. The problem was that, offensively, they couldn’t do a damn thing and mustered a measly 10 points.

There were so many factors that went into the abysmal performance: the musical chairs at the QB position, the negligence of not running Christopher Rodriguez, and the lack of catching ability of the wide receivers.

I firmly believe that, as of now, Eddie Gran doesn’t know what to do with the players he has on offense. I think he operates better with a simplified, straight forward game plan. He has gotten stuck in his own head in regards to how many passes to throw, which running back needs to get touches, and which QB gives the team the best chance to win.

If Eddie Gran can limit his options and focus the offense, then I think Kentucky would be much better off in the long run.

One of his options has been limited for him as Terry Wilson is out with a hand/wrist injury. Joey Gatewood is the starter today and Kentucky fans will see first hand what many of them wanted.

The unfortunate part is that Gatewood is being thrown into the fire against the top defense in the SEC.

It will be difficult to judge the offensive progression and Gatewood’s performance against the defense they are facing today. Nonetheless, it is what it is. There’s no complaining in the COVID SEC only year. Every team is in the same boat. No excuses.

The easy part of Kentucky’s schedule is over and they fell on their faces at 2-3. Big Boy football starts today.

Tweets of the Day

Kentucky should be getting a good one today.

Hopefully the demons on offense have been exorcised.

Quickies

Kentucky has their backs against the wall | SDS- The Kentucky offense has an identity crisis and will be breaking in a new quarterback against the best defense in the SEC. How will they respond?

Number five Georgia coming to Kroger Field | UK Athletics- The Bulldogs haven’t played since getting pounded by Alabama. Throw the by week in there and the Dawgs should be ready to roll.

John Calipari already tweaking? | Cats Pause- With Jai Lucas moving to the bench and taking over the recruiting for Kentucky, John Calipari seems to be evoliving in the recruit game.

Trevor Lawrence back next week? | CBS- The Clemson Tigers will face Boston College without star quarterback Trevor Lawrence. Clemson shouldn’t have much trouble with the Eagles but next week at Notre Dame mahy be a different story.

Against the spread | WDRB- Not a soul over at WDRB has the Cats winning. And I don’t blame them.

Kentucky volleyball sweeps top ten Mizzou | UK Athletics- At least one team around here can beat Missouri.

Georgia vs. Kentucky preview | Dawg Sports- The only chance Kentucky has today is if the Georgia offense sputters.

Can Jacob Toppin help Kentucky this season? | Courier Journal- Toppin was thought to be a project but the early returns on him have been extremely positive.

Week 9 college football primer | Sporting News- This is your one stop shop for anything and everything college football related for today.

Sean Connery passes away at 90 | Variety- Connery was best known for his run as super spy James Bond in the 1960s. He continued to act well into the 1990s before he called it quits. He was an Oscar winner and one of the best known actors in the world.

I’ll be back on the airwaves following the game. The show should start around 3:15 so tune in and enjoy.