It’s no secret the Kentucky Wildcats are struggling on the offensive side of the ball, especially in the passing game.
A big reason for the struggles is just the wide receivers are not able to get open against opposing defenses.
After Saturday’s 14-3 loss to the Georgia Bulldogs, a game that saw the Cats have less than 100 passing yards, a lot of the BBN was complaining about this wide receiver core.
Now, Lamar Thomas, a former Kentucky assistant under head coach Mark Stoops, is speaking out on Twitter about the struggles.
Here is what Thomas took to Twitter to say:
Dang i mean you have been thru 3 wr coaches in last couple of years , its time to start getting a down the field passing game!! The Tight-ends and the wide-outs wanna play 2 !! #whynot. #throwit #tiredofwatchingtherungame— Coach Lamar Thomas (@LamarCoachT) October 31, 2020
A fan then replied to ask what they needed to do in order to improve and Thomas responded.
They dont do enough in practice. Not enough individual time to work on getting off press . Alot of blocking and bubble drills though. Smh !!— Coach Lamar Thomas (@LamarCoachT) October 31, 2020
After Thomas’ contract was not renewed, Stoops hired Michael Smith from Arkansas in 2018 to take over, and he resigned prior to this season. Oregon wide receivers coach Jovon Bouknight was hired to the same position at Kentucky this past offseason.
One of the many retweets on Thomas’ first tweet came from Smith who is suggesting that Thomas is correct, and the problem is the fact of them not doing enough practice at getting receivers open. Instead, they spend their time practice blocking.
Kentucky obviously had a lack of talent at wide receiver and fixing that starts with recruiting. However, when you rarely pass the ball and former coaches are calling Stoops and his staff out, it makes it hard to get top receivers to Lexington.