The Kentucky Wildcats are already getting bulletin-board material for even more motivation heading into the 2020 season and it came from its own conference.
On Wednesday, the SEC Network tweeted out a video appearing to mock Kentucky QB Terry Wilson. The tweet didn’t stay up long as it was quickly deleted but not before majority of the BBN as well as Mark Stoops and Wilson responded.
Jon Hale of the Courier Journal reached out to the SEC Network to get a comment about the tweet.
“The tweet was in poor taste and was removed swiftly,” an SEC Network spokeswoman said in a statement provided to the Courier Journal. “We’ve reached out to Kentucky and are managing this internally.”
The tweet was a montage of plays where Terry Wilson was being sacked with the audio from a popular YouTube video titled “Back up Terry”. In the video, someone off camera is yelling at a man in a wheelchair to “Back up Terry” when fireworks start going off next to him.
The SEC Network deleted the tweet, but not before Stoops and Wilson took to Twitter for a response of their own.
.@secnetwork, 12-3 as a starter?!? Keep putting it in reverse @terrytouchdown3 ! #BringIt— Mark Stoops (@UKCoachStoops) April 30, 2020
Y’all wait and see what happens when I touch that field again. Trust me.— Terry Wilson (@TerryTouchdown3) April 30, 2020
As Stoops points out, Wilson was 12-3 as a starter at Kentucky before his knee injury forced him to miss the final 11 games of the 2019 season. Stoops still expects Wilson to be ready to go by the time they start.