Kentucky Football: Uninspired, lethargic Wildcats fend of Chattanooga

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Kentucky has to come prepared to play week in and week out

Coaches can preach it and will take the heat for it, but how does a team not come prepared to play against a team they are supposed to beat in every facet of the game?

Stoops always says he and the coaches have to do a better job preparing them. Blah. Blah. Blah.

These are 18-22-year-old guys who have been playing this sport since Pop Warner. They have heard the be prepared for any team speech umteen times.

You only get to play 12 games each year guaranteed. Maybe one more or two if for the national championship. So why aren’t you jacked to play every Saturday?

You can’t take teams for granted or just take a week off. If you don’t want to give it 110% then let the next guy step up. You can’t just turn it off and then on when the big game lights come on against Georgia, Florida and LSU etc.

Levis knew the team didn’t have it on Friday in practice so why not.

"“Coach Coen had talked to us, I mean obviously everyone had to get things cleared up from a playing standpoint, he said he had to make better calls on offense, but at the end of the day we were the players, we make it happen. We got to make the plays. So, it starts with preparation. Yesterday we did not have a very good day in practice, and we didn’t want to let that leak into today but obviously it did. We just got to focus on every single day no matter the opponent. Going out there and practicing our butts off and preparing our butts off so it’s really it.”"

Now you have to run a four-week gauntlet at South Carolina, host Florida, and LSU, and then off to Georgia.

Do you need any more motivation than that?

Four games then a bye week to assess just where you stand.