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Kentucky Wildcats Morning Quickies: 0-2 Wreckage Edition

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The wreckage of consecutive losses to Ole Miss and Auburn provide lots of opportunities for this Kentucky team to improve, starting with the defensive backfield (I hope).

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

So, as usual on a Tuesday after a game, I’ll offer my quick takes on how it went:

Makes me smile
  • Overall offensive performance was good, if not great. More than good enough to win most games against most foes.
  • Terry Wilson’s decision-making was much better than at Auburn, and most of his throws were either very good or catchable.
  • The running backs performed very well as a group. It would be hard to ask for better just looking at the overall performance.
Makes me frown
  • The eternal enigma of mobile QB’s vs. UK defense continues to confound, but honestly, a lot of that can be directly traced to Ole Miss’ success throwing the ball.
  • Flashing the “deuces” 15 yards from the end zone.
  • Bafflingly poor officiating.
  • The offensive line’s inconsistency hurrying the passer, and indifferent tackling by the linebackers.
  • Catchable footballs dropped all over the field.
Makes me beg for mercy
  • The defensive backfield. Mark Stoops was a DB, and is supposed to be “defensive-minded.” I would like for that to show up sometime before the end of the season, and the sooner the better. Loathsome defensive backfield performance.
  • The linebackers in coverage were no better. Maybe worse.
  • Special teams. No exposition is needed, I hope.
  • Fuuumble(s).

Parting shot:

Tweet of the Morning

Argh. Ole Miss collateral damage.

Your Quickies:

Kentucky football
  • Indeed.
  • Mark Stoops and the understatement of the year so far regarding the defense: ”We did not play very good.”
  • Well, except for the fusillade of dropped passes and pathetic effort getting off the goal line, I’d pretty much agree.
Kentucky basketball
  • Can’t wait to see him.
Other Kentucky sports
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  • The rare Pat Forde tweet I can wholeheartedly endorse.
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