By LARRY VAUGHT
Landon Young been part of two bowl teams at Kentucky but wants more — a lot more.
“I think there is no ceiling for us. I think it is going to go exponentially higher after this and I think this is just stepping stones and building blocks on top of one another. I think it will just keep getting better,” Young said.
“I came here to help change the program with a bunch of good guys and now adding more recruiting classes of fantastic athletes and all team guys — guys that you work well with in every group — only makes that easier. You can see the attitude and work ethic of the program increase.
“It is now about putting the finishing touches on a big year and even elevating the attitude more. We have a good head on our shoulders. We want to put in all the hard work we need and bring anyone having trouble up with technique, attitude, anything … bring them up with the rest of us.”
Ever wonder what drills an offensive lineman can do in the summer to make himself better? So did I, so I asked Young.
“It’s a lot of footwork drills, flexibility in the hips, getting down and making sure your pad level is where it needs to be. A lot is about explosion level and making sure you have good hand placement,” Young said.
He says the drills usually involve other offensive linemen and they take turns holding pads and “beating the crap out of each other” during the drills. Young says Logan Stenberg and George Asafo-Adjei are the two linemen he doesn’t want beating up on him.
“Big George can lift the house and his punch is so violent and aggressive. Same thing with Stenberg,” Young said. “He is just a big human being at 320 pounds and he has a lot of mass behind him to push you. Those two are not my favorites (to go against) but we still like to go at it.”