By LARRY VAUGHT
How worried is Mark Stoops about Kentucky’s 31-game losing streak to Florida?
“Really not worried about that at all. To act like our players don’t hear that or read that or see that would probably be a lie,” the Kentucky coach said. “I’m sure they probably do.
“But we’re not very hung up on it. Worried about this game and this week and how we play.”
Maybe that’s true. But the UK players have not forgot the way they gave away last year’s game to Florida with some unforgivable mental mistakes.
“Whatever we need to use for motivation, we can use it. Whatever individual needs to use they can,” Stoops said. “Last year’s game, because it’s a new staff (at Florida), we don’t really watch it too much. I think our players know that we had a missed opportunity.”
One plus for UK Saturday night is that other than quarterback, Kentucky has a veteran team. Playing in The Swamp, that can be a huge benefit even if UK has not won there in recent memory.
“Certainly we know there are hostile environments and it’s always difficult but yes, I think we embrace that challenge. These guys have been through it quite a few times. This will be another one,” Stoops said.