By LARRY VAUGHT
What’s a week in Orlando like getting ready to play in the Citrus Bowl? That’s what Kentucky defensive coordinator Matt House and All-American linebacker Josh Allen were both asked during Saturday’s press conference leading up to Tuesday’s bowl matchup with Penn State.
House had an answer anyone back in Kentucky could appreciate.
“Practicing in the sun,” House said.
Then he added a bit more.
“There’s been great hospitality here. You know, the guys have had —there’s plenty to do for both our team and I know, selfishly, as a coach, for our families,” House said. “The bowl has done a great job with that. And all joking aside, it’s been fun to get outside and fly around and practice, you know, in a little bit of nice weather.
Allen said practice has been “cool” but he’s not as big a fan of the 80-degree weather as House.
“It’s been a little hot. It’s been a little hot out there. But, you know, I just like all the activities the bowl sets up for us,” Allen said.
“The Best Buy (shopping) trip was a pretty good experience. Got to get whatever we want. So that was affordable. But everything —everything every day, you know, we’re having fun. We’re enjoying ourselves and, you know, it’s going to set us up for a great game this week.”