Friday, November 7, 2014

"Because I don't want to get soft."

Tomorrow is the Wildcats' Senior Day.
"Because I don't want to get soft," said the 6-foot-4, 264-pound defensive end to whom that word does not typically apply. "But it's going to be real emotional, and my parents are going to be here. It'll be an emotional game for the coaches, too, because this will be our last time playing with them in Commonwealth. And the fans, all our fans, this will be our last time seeing them in Commonwealth.
Yeh, I can totally see this not helping us. That's the misery in me right now. Suddenly really, really glad this is not a night game. Especially when you factor in the fact that they'll not only be playing for their mommas, but also this:
A victory over 17th-ranked Georgia would extend Dupree's college career by one very significant game. The Wildcats (5-4, 2-4) have to win one of their last three regular-season games to qualify for their first bowl game since 2010. Dupree, the Southeastern Conference's active leader in career sacks, has never experienced the postseason.
I've said before, this ain't your daddy's Kentucky tackle football team. Mark Stoops has a more talented bunch than we're used to seeing. But they're not as deep as they need to be yet. Georgia's job is to expose that.