By LARRY VAUGHT
Kentucky nose guard Matt Elam has taken a lot of criticism from fans over his play this season. Yet defensive coordinator D.J. Eliot said Wednesday that he thought Elam “played hard” in last week’s win over South Carolina.
“I thought he came off the ball harder and struck blockers. I thought he even rushed the passer decent. We got some good push.”
Kentucky plays at Alabama Saturday night. Alabama is the school that Elam turned down to play at UK. Alabama is also a power team that could result in Elam playing more.