Perhaps the biggest storyline heading into the Kentucky Wildcats spring football season was how their offense players would adjust to newly hired offensive coordinator Liam Coen’s system.
Per newly added wide receiver and former Nebraska star Wan’Dale Robinson, things appear to be going well.
Following a Saturday scrimmage, Robinson praised the offense during his press conference.
“It just felt really good to see our offense in a real game atmosphere,” Robinson said. “It was very encouraging. We were on the sidelines saying this could be really, really good. Especially going into the season. So we’re all really excited about it.”
This is a great sign as UK brings back several key starters from last year’s offense in Josh Ali, Chris Rodriguez, Justin Rigg and three offensive linemen who have spent their entire college careers in Eddie Gran’s offense. They also bring back quarterbacks Beau Allen and Joey Gatewood, who have spent the spring learning the offense and trying to gain the upper hand in a starting quarterback battle that also will include Penn State transfer Will Levis when he arrives on campus this summer.
Despite all these returners, Robinson is perhaps the most important piece of the puzzle outside of the quarterback position as he looks to provide big play ability from the wide receiver position that was lacking during Gran’s tenure as offensive coordinator. Thus, for him to feel comfortable and encouraged with Coen’s offense is a great sign as the Cats head towards the end of spring ball.